It only clicked recently how much I need the ocean.
Living on the prairies I didn’t think that the ocean had any relevance in my life. Then the lightbulb came on. Almost every trip I plan is to the ocean. And when I get really stressed, I make a beeline for a beach. I once booked a 72 hour Easter time getaway to Newport Beach, California. 2 planes, 2 shuttle buses and a 2km walk to get to the sand and surf for 2 hours. Crazy!! But, for me, at that moment it was worth it.
This past summer we went to Cape Breton Nova Scotia and spent a few days Oceanside. If I could have stayed at Green Cove for hours on end I would have. I think I could have solved all the world’s problems (or certainly 90% of my own stress) just by sitting on the rock and watching the waves. That feeling reminded me of childhood….. and how on earth did I ever forget that we lived on oceanfront property 3 years of my young life, before ever moving to the prairies?!!
Now that the lightbulb is on, I realize how incredibly important that ocean feeling is to my happiness and my inner peace. Now I can consciously plan trips to include more of what I NEED.
I was in Newfoundland this past week. I went up to Signal Hill, hiked the trails & sat in the National Parks’ famous red chairs. It was great. I let the waves and ocean sounds work their magic.
More to come about Newfoundland soon. If it’s not on your Canadian bucket list of trips, it should be!