I think I've probably said this eleventy-billion times on this blog, but the ocean is magic to me.
There is something so restorative about the sea. Standing on the shore with the sand between my toes, the roar of the waves in my ears and the salty spray on my face, there's nothing like it. For me, this is the best part of the holiday. Just being on the beach. It's good for my soul.
The water temperature is 25 degrees, so warm. Diving under the waves and coming up through ozone-y foam washes away all the stress and tiredness of the past few months.
The kids are so happy at the beach. They laugh and run and skuttle over the sand. Splash at the waves as they rush in. Squeal as they paddle on the surf.
This is where I feel my best. This is where I feel most at home. This is where I feel alive.