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Do You Love the Ocean?

Updated on March 31, 2013

I have Traveled to Different Oceans over the Years and have Loved Visiting every One!

When I was younger, I was nowhere near an ocean.

The only times that I ever got to see an ocean was when we visited our Grandparents in Florida.

Since my childhood, I have lived in several locations around the world. I always travel to the ocean and just love to sit and look.

I created this website because of my love of the ocean. I don't like to be out on it, but I do love to gaze at it from the beach.

My beach and ocean photo collection is from my many trips in the last 10 or so years, when I had a camera with me.

I hope you enjoy these photos and please take time to participate in my quizzes and polls and please leave a note in the Guestbook.

Photo taken by author, tvyps

"There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing."

Unknown

Pacific Ocean - Hawaii
Pacific Ocean - Hawaii
Hawaii
Hawaii

Oceans, Oceans and more Oceans!

Oceans have been a fascination to men since the beginning of time.

People are drawn to the ocean and once you are there, the vastness of the ocean is mesmerizing. The sounds of the waves and the motion of the surf is calming.

Many use videos and sounds of the ocean in relaxation recordings. Even without the visual, the sound of the sea is very therapeutic.

I have seen several oceans but am partial to either the Atlantic or Pacific. I love watching the sunrise over the Atlantic and have been at many sunsets over the Pacific.

Most of the time, there are scenes that are not monotonous and include wildlife or flora that will not be there the next time you visit.

Taking a walk along the ocean with the one you love also gives you a feeling that you can't get anywhere else. Although some may call it romantic, I would just call it "right."

I hope you enjoy my journey to the ocean; my favorite place to be and something I truly love to experience!

Photo taken by author, tvyps

Pacific Ocean - Southern California - 2009

Pacific - Southern California
Pacific - Southern California

What Ocean has your Favorite Beaches?

Which Ocean has the Beaches that you Enjoy Most?

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Pacific - Southern California
Pacific - Southern California

Fantastic Beaches

Beaches
Beaches

This book has a different perspective of the ocean beach.

It not only shows the common areas, it also shows the hard to get to spots and interesting perspective shots.

This makes a great coffee table book for the ocean lover.

 
Pacific - Southern California
Pacific - Southern California

Gorgeous Pacific Ocean Videos

Pacific Ocean - Northern California - Taken from Amtrack

Pacific - Northern California - 2011
Pacific - Northern California - 2011
Pacific - Northern California
Pacific - Northern California

What is the Difference between an Ocean and a Sea?

Most people use the terms "ocean" and "sea" hand in hand.

However, there is a geographic difference between the two.

The easiest explanation is that a sea is generally smaller than an ocean and a sea is also partially enclosed by land.

Pacific Ocean - Hawaii - 2009

Pacific - Hawaii
Pacific - Hawaii

"There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it's sent away."

Unknown

Pacific - Hawaii
Pacific - Hawaii

The Beach Boys - Hawaii

Fantastic Hawaii Pacific Ocean Beaches

Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina - 2007

Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina
Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina

Beautiful Atlantic Ocean Videos

Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina
Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina
Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina
Atlantic Ocean - North Carolina

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. "

John F. Kennedy

A Dog Learns to Swim in the Ocean

Pacific Ocean - Oregon - 2006

Pacific Ocean - Oregon
Pacific Ocean - Oregon

"The ocean was so incredibly vast, the universe was so large, and suddenly I saw myself in proportion to that, a little pebble of sand, a jellyfish floating on top of the water; traveling with the current I felt dwarfed, temporary."

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys

Beach Relaxation Videos

Florida Beaches 2 / Waves Relaxation Nature Videos (Shot in 1080p HD) DVD
Florida Beaches 2 / Waves Relaxation Nature Videos (Shot in 1080p HD) DVD

This is the best way to relax; watching beautiful images with a soundtrack of relaxing music.

I used to just like the music but the images are also very calming.

 
Pacific Ocean - Oregon
Pacific Ocean - Oregon

"Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn't happen."

Unknown

Pacific Ocean - Washington - 2011

Pacific Ocean - Washington
Pacific Ocean - Washington

Don't jump off the Boat - But please leave some comments before sunset!

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      Cash-Advance-Loan 4 years ago

      I love beaches not oceans.

      Love your lens

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @captainj88: Wow, I was in Florida about a year ago. I saw a hurricane off the coast and took photos. I might do a lens at some point.

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love the ocean! I live on the Gulf of Mexico, and my parents live on the Atlantic coast in Miami. Best beaches in the world down here!

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @MoreBetterThings: I have been on a cruise...I can say that I loved the food! ha! Deep water scares me, I hate floods, etc. but am trying to get over it. Thanks for visiting.

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      @AshleysCorner: Thank you very much!

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      AshleysCorner 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens!

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      MoreBetterThings 4 years ago

      I do love the ocean! The beach is great, but I really love being out at sea on a cruise ship, with nothing but open water for miles around. Nothing like watching the sun rise and set at sea. Love your Lens!