The first time I saw the ocean I was transfixed, caught like a fish on a hook, or a newborn baby first viewing its mother. Enraptured and forever emotionally captured.
For over 75 years the irresistible pull and power of the sea does still inspire and enchant me. This is a purely one-sided affair, as the vast oceans pays to me, or any human no attention whatsoever.
I am compelled to revisit my coastal Pacific sea several times a year, to renew this intimate enduring relationship. Recharge my batteries as it were. Some say humans evolved from life in the salty sea, can that be the attraction? A salt fixation?