Are you a thalassophile?

Thalassophile, A person who loves the sea and oceans.

From the Greek word thalassa, meaning “sea,” a thalassophile can be defined as “a lover of the sea.” It is the perfect word to describe me, someone who loves the sea or ocean. I am a thalassophile, are you?

I never tired of being able to view the sea. Its endless shades of blue transfix me. Whether I am viewing the ocean from the shore or on a boat, whether snorkeling on top of the water, bobbing like a cork or as to view the fish and coral below…  I love feeling that I am a part of the on or underwater world, even if for a short time.

The ocean intrigued me long before I spent time on or under the sea. My poetic soul was fed by just being exposed to the sand and the sea. Walking along the shore, I watched sand crabs appear from their holes and stopped to pick up small shells or bits of broken coral. I found inspiration in the colors, sounds and smells 

Any other thalassophiles out there?

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