When I was sorting through my photos the other day I came across a whole series I took at the beach. There were quite a few of birds, shells, seaweed, but most were on the water and the waves.
My relationship with the sea is two-sided. I have a fear of drowning. I don't even like to drive across bridges or walk on the wooden piers in England. It is on the top of my list of ways not to die. I won't ever go on a cruise for fear of drowning. On the other hand I really enjoy swimming. I can swim quite well and learned when I was really young. I can't remember a time when I couldn't swim. My favourite place to be is by the seaside. Whenever I go home it's my favourite place to be. I love sitting on the beach, closing my eyes and listening to the calming sound of the waves. I love breathing in the scent of the sea water and the smell of fish and chips frying nearby. The sounds are delightful too - children laughing, seagulls squawking, people having a good time. I can't think of a better place to be.