By Angie Brown, Guest Author
The sight of the ocean slamming against the barrier and licking the sand in its hungry reach was fascinating. I remember walking along Carolina Beach many years ago and marveling at such a vast body of water. I was so close to it, yet safe on solid ground.
When I looked far out to the horizon, as far as I could see, I could hardly believe that I was seeing only part of it, it was so immense. Just beyond where the ocean meets the sky, I could see the roundness of the earth, betraying the earth’s spherical shape. There was nothing to obscure the view of endless sky over endless water. Both were awe-inspiring and breathtaking. I would often sit on the large rocks on shore, silently observing the awesome power of the ocean as it crashed into the boulders and bluffs at water’s edge. Suddenly, I saw a school of whales performing their acrobatics far from the shore, leaping out of the water and splashing violently back into it, one after another. I could only wonder where they came from and where they were going. The whole experience left me spellbound.
The next day, I set about to experience the ocean in other, more interactive ways. First, I decided to try my luck at fishing. With a little help from the pros, I began to cast my line for fish. They promised me that I would catch some fish, and, sure enough, I did! While I may not have broken any length or weight records, these were my fish, and I was proud of my results! After that, I went hunting for sea shells on the beach. Before long, my plastic bag was bulging with the many shells that I found on the sand after the waves had washed over the shore during high tide. What a beautiful assortment of shapes, sizes and colors I had collected! I thought to myself, “These will make perfect souvenirs to remind me of my visit to the beach.”
My trip to the ocean was an interesting and memorable adventure for me. And, how grateful I was to have had an opportunity to experience, first-hand, some of the natural wonders that my Creator provided for me to enjoy! I couldn’t wait for my next opportunity to go to the beach and enjoy another ocean experience.
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