Have you really never seen the ocean?

@owlwings (33925)
Cambridge, England
January 18, 2007 10:33am CST
Since I live in a country where you can never be more than 60 miles from the sea, I have often seen it and love it. It occurred to me that many people here live a very long way from the ocean and may never have seen it. If you have never seen the ocean, is it something you would love to do one day or are you quite content never to see it? Some people I have talked with have even said that they would be afraid to see the sea!
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@sunshinecup (7882)
18 Jan 07
I have never seen it. However, I am also one of those that doesn't want to either. It just doesn't appeal to me. It's a large mass of something that can kill you, filled with things that want to eat you. My husband thinks I am nuts, he so wants to go see an ocean some time in our lives. I keep telling him to take the girls and go. Just be sure to send me a post card, LOL.
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@owlwings (33925)
• Cambridge, England
18 Jan 07
I just have to laugh at that description. Too good to forget in a hurry!
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@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
18 Jan 07
YOu are missing out on a lot. YOu don't have to go IN the water. You can just sit and watch the waves. Or, you can beach comb and find shells, and polished rocks. The most beautiful ocean I have ever seen is in Hawaii. I know a lot of people scuba dive and boogy board, but it is very soothing to just sit and take in the beauty and hear the crash of the waves.Don't go to Honolulu, though. It is too commercial. Another beautiful place is the Oregon coast. There is a beach there called Agate Beach where you can just pick up agates on the sand. There are sea lion caves, too.
• Italy
18 Jan 07
i never seen the ocean because i live distant to that
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@owlwings (33925)
• Cambridge, England
18 Jan 07
So we can assume that you don't want to see it?
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• United States
18 Jan 07
Ocean - Clear blue, salty water, with a long sandy beach
It is one of my long time dreams. I have never seen the ocean and I really want to. One of my friends said why its just water. Well not to me. I think it would be cool to walk in the salty water and maybe see a dolphin or whale. Someday I will get my wish and I will see the ocean
@owlwings (33925)
• Cambridge, England
18 Jan 07
Your friend has no soul! (Or maybe they were having a bad day:) ) Yes, it is 'just water' - and salt, of course - but it is water doing something quite different from the way we see it elsewhere (except, perhaps, on a very large lake). I hope that one day you will see your dream come true!
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@Sarah1977 (496)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I grew up living not very far from the Atlantic Ocean, so as a child I was at the beach very often. I still live within a reasonable driving distance from the Atlantic Ocean, but we don't go as often anymore. I have been to Mexico and Puerto Rico, and the ocean from those places looks soooo much more beautiful. It looks so clean and pure.....
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@Casper (87)
19 Jan 07
well i didnt see the ocean but i can see everyday the mediternean see :) its not ocean but it close to it
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• India
19 Jan 07
i have`nt seen ocean but i live near a sea its very beautiful
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
No...i always see the ocean in our country because we live near it!...It is good for relaxation!...It is the best place to release all your frustrations from all the problems you are facing!...It refreshes the mind also!...lolz
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@jamie11982 (1663)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I was a little scared when i went to the ocean the first time. That passed when i saw it. I fell right in love with it. The one thing that i will never do is swim in it again. I hate the under current. I'm not used to something like that I normally swim in pools.
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@UcoksBaBa (802)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 07
me live in the Indonesia so much people in world know about indonesia is a archipelago country than i will always see the ocean but i will love the ocean evenless the beach in indonesia so beautiful, anytime i go the sea or the beach to purify my head and to make me not in strees
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• India
19 Jan 07
Although I live far far away from the sea, but I do not so fondly desire to see it one day in my life. I have seen it from the sky and of course in the movies and TV like anybody else. However, I am not afraid to see it at all and would love to see it. What is there to be afraid of unless one physically enters into it?
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
what?!? Ive lived in a town with so many beaches and it is the precious thing ever! My friends here in the city are so jealous of me that I get to enjoy the sea anytime I want whenever Im home during weekends. I have never met anyone who doesnt care what the sea looks like or wouldnt even mind not seeing it at all. So this came as a surprise to me. I bet if they see it, it will change their mind. Though being afraid of it is a diffent thing. They might have lost someone they love from the sea.
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@Alexc123 (126)
19 Jan 07
ive seen the ocean hundreds of times, ive ner really thought about it like this. it is just one of those things that you take for granted. it would be strange to have never seen the ocean, that huge expance of water is really quite something. ive also been diving at the great barrier reef and this was one of the best experiences of my life.
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@pyadiki (306)
• India
19 Jan 07
i have not yet seeen any ocian in my life but it is my dream to visit the ocian.
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@sweetee (423)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
I live 20 minutes from the beach. I love watching the moonlight reflect off the waves coming in at night.
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@ukchriss (2106)
18 Jan 07
Where I live in Norfolk UK, at the back of my house is a small tidal river, Just over the road is the docks and 10 miles down the road is the beach. So I am very close to the sea. I go to the beach nearly every week so i think i'm fairly lucky.
@getnbuy (1315)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I grew up near the ocean in California. anyone who has not seen it should make it a priority. My husband and I love the ocean and vacation on the Oregon coast often. There is an old family joke about one of my uncles. He came from Idaho to California and when he gazed as far as he could see, to the horizon he said cynically,"I thought it would be bigger"! Well, at least it was a joke in my family. You don't have to laugh.
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@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I've seen them, but I never get to see enough. I live in Iowa which is in the middle of the US. A lot of people who live here have never been to either coast. I like the Pacific coast best, because it isn't all built up and commercialized like the east coast is.
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@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I think many people are happy to see sites that aren't readily available to them without taking a vacation or such. Some people want to see oceans, some the Grand Canyon, etc. I live in Ohio. My parents moved her from California. Years later, some friends of theirs from California came out this way to visit and had a couple of young children. (Which, I was too, at the time.) I remember they were over here and it started to snow. The children ran outside and were positively estatic at this new phenomenon! Until then, it had never occured to me that there are people who go their whole life time having never seen real snow....
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@owlwings (33925)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jan 07
I am trying to think of other things that people may never have seen or done. Snow was the next on my list ;)
@rnjanet4 (48)
19 Jan 07
i have often seen it aswell and i love it. its so amazing to see such a great piece of geo. and to wonder wats at the very bottom
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
yes that is always pop up om my mind what is in the deepest part of the ocean is there a community there like thry called atlantic city? hehe
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@JBKnutsen (427)
• Northern Mariana Islands
11 Jun 08
I live on the west coast of Norway, so I see the ocean all the time. I also often visit our hut, and we usually use our boat often, so I get to see it quite often.
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