The Ocean - My Happy Place

Even though I have always lived inland, I absolutely love the ocean. Even a day trip to the seaside lifts my spirits so I'm really not sure why in my 50 years on this planet I've never moved to the coast.

birds at dusk over sea at Brighton

This week I was in Brighton where the weather was somewhat changeable. One day the waves were towering and crashing onto the stony beach while just a couple of days later weak autumn sunshine was reflected off a millpond-flat surface.

Brighton pier

That's the thing about the sea - whatever the weather it fascinates me. I love blowy days, white horses prancing atop the waves and the taste of sea spray.

ocean walkway, Paphos

I also love hot sunny days where the soothing sound of gently lapping waves is probably one of the most relaxing sounds on earth.

View from Bona Mare, Timi, Cyprus

Timi beach, Paphos, Cyprus

Abroad or in the UK, even a glimpse of the sea lifts my spirits and fills my heart with joy.


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