I love the sea. I grew up on the eastern coast of Southern Africa (the Indian Ocean), one of the best surfing areas in the world.
I spent so much time swimming, running along the beach, lying in the sun, and going to sleep with the sound of waves on the shore in my ears, that I think my love of the sea goes right to my bones.
Whenever life gets too much for me, some time looking at the permanence and eternal rhythm of waves breaking on a white sandy beach put things into perspective for me, calms me and give me peace.
I am so glad I live on the shores of a huge inland sea in Sweden. It is not quite the same as the white beaches and blue sea in Africa but at least I am near the water.
I am not a fan of swimming out of my depth in the sea because of sharks and other things, but it endlessly fascinates me. We know more about space than we do about the sea. It makes up most of our planet but we have never fully explored it.