I grew up in Virginia Beach. I just love the ocean and most of what comes out of it.
When I was younger, I was pretty much Daddy's girl. Our dog, Jody, and I would often go fishing with him. I spent some pretty scary moments with my Dad out there on the Chesapeake Bay . Let's see - stopper plugs coming out and water coming in, thunderstorms, submarines, freighter ships, sharks, dog overboard............ Thank the Lord, my Dad, the dog and I survived them all!
I also love the sounds and the smells of the ocean. Sea gulls. Waves. Life guard whistles. Boats. Sailboat sails flapping in the breeze and clanging on their masts. Ship horns. Sun tan lotion. Hot dogs. The smells of boat motor gas and oil combined with sea water you experience only at a marina. It is all so familiar and really gives me great comfort.
Now living in Texas, I still try to make the sea a part of our home with my collection of sea shells and related items. I bought this great conk shell during a visit to Florida. It sometimes serves as a door stop for the front door. It's pink and a perfect shabby chic accessory too! Nature is beautiful, isn't it?
So, where is your favorite place? Hope you will leave a comment.
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