What is it about the beach that cleanses your soul and wipes away your stress? I look forward to the day when I happily live on the beach. Wind blown hair, the smell of coconut sun tan lotion, rum drinks, palm trees swaying in the breeze, and all the seafood you care to eat. Sign me up!
Even though living by the coast is not an option right now, I visit as often as I can. The beach is my families' favorite vacation spot. Some people like the mountains, camping at the lake, or going to amusement parks, but for us; it doesn't get any better than the waves crashing on the sand.
Additionally, what's better than fresh seafood right off the dock? Not much in my book. We are on the east coast, so when we frequent the beach we know fresh shrimp, crab, fish, oysters (yuck), and scallops will be on the menu. In our little hideaway, there is a seafood market right on the water of one of the inner coastal waterways. It's maybe a half mile from the sea and boats dock at the market and unload. The market buys whatever the boats brings in that day, fresh. They have about 20 coolers lined up under a shelter with a concrete floor that they keep the catch of the day in. Iced down and ready for you to take home. Ocean fresh, next best thing to farm fresh!
I love coming in after a long day of sun, sand, and sea, ready for a delicious seafood dinner and maybe one of those little frozen fruity drinks, you know, before we get back to the beer and whiskey. Great, now I'm daydreaming and drooling at my desk here....anyway, some of my best memories are from spending time at the beach with family and friends, and eating mounds of seafood, especially shrimp.
The beach is definitely all about getting some relaxation and spending time with family. However, for me, and I think a lot of other people, it's more than that. One of my all time favorite things to do there is reflecting on my life, where I've been and where I'm going. Maybe it's just me, but I like to think a lot and just ponder. Do you know the song "In To The Mystic" by Van Morrison? I think the best line is "Smell the sea and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic". It seems to sum up the experience quite nicely.
My next planned trip to the beach is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait. How about you? Do you have plans to cleanse your soul with the salty ocean breeze? Maybe you are lucky enough to live there. If so, I hope to join you one day and become a perma-vacationer just like you!
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