A day at the beach was not something that a kid growing up in PA was able to experience on a regular basis. A week in the summer, a few of them, for a family road trip to the Jersey shore, was set aside to get in some ocean/beach time. There, I learned to body surf. In the high school years, we made it to the Outer Banks, where I learned to snorkel.
I fell in love with the ocean, thinking that maybe marine biology was my calling, so to speak.
That didn’t pan out, which isn’t a bad thing. Life happens, and so far, I’m pretty happy with my happenings!
Nevertheless, here I am living near the ocean. In addition to body surfing and snorkeling, walks by the ocean are something I greatly enjoy doing. Along the way, seeing other people enjoying their day puts me in a good place: