“hark, now hear the sailors cry,
smell the sea, and feel the sky
let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…”

Van Morrison

The ocean…such a marvelous view.

I’m from a place far from the see, instead of waves I have mountains and green forests, snow in winter and fields covered with colorful flowers in summer.

Different beauties and, to be true, I could never stop loving the view of pink snow at sunset, but at the same time I miss the salty breeze of the ocean.

The ocean means life, without it there would be non on Earth, every life form comes from it and in some way, maybe marked in our DNA we know it and we miss it: the smell, the restless sound of the waves, the colors of the water and even the omnipresent sand.

It’s like a call to your origins, a call very difficult to ignore.

The oceans are so vast that they are also terrifying sometimes and it is amazing to think that our ancestors had the courage to travel towards the unknown on their waters, without seeing land for months at times, helpless before the terrible storms of open waters.

Swimming in an ocean is a complete experience from swimming in a sea, the currents are way stronger and the waters more dangerous, predators swims there and you won’t see them until it’s too late.

You have to stay wary, to pay attention, and it’s scary but at the same time it’s so exiting!

I’ve swam in the crystal Caribbean waters with coral snakes and little blacktip reef sharks, near barracudas in Mexico and even if I know the dangers of ocean waters I still love to swim in them.

Oceans preserve and hide some of the few mysteries still remained in this world, everyday new species are discovered in their depts and treasures and historical objects are retrieved from vessels and boats wrecks, destroyed by nature wrath.

And, at the end, I think this is what I like the most about the ocean, the fact that it is impossible to tame, impossible to control: one second is calm and gentle and the next is angry and destructive.

The destructive beauty of a storm on the ocean is one of the most astounding thing I’ve ever seen.

Certainly the sight of the ocean and the sound of the waves will be one of the things I’ll miss the most about here.

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