Experiencing the ocean for the first time

As I have previously written, last September my husband and I took a trip to Tybee Island. It was the first time in 40 years of life, that I saw the ocean. It was also the first time my husband saw it up close and in person. Once we checked into the B & B we were ready for a trip to the beach. Luckily it’s only a 5 minute walk. We could hear the ocean outside. This is the first sign indicating how close we were to the beach. DSCN2119
We had a bit of a tease, but also some palm trees. DSCN2120
And finally we could see the ocean.

I spy the ocean

I spy the ocean


From there on the walk just got better and better. DSCN2128 DSCN2129
I was like a giddy school girl once close enough to feel the ocean spray and enjoy the wonder that is the ocean.
closer

closer


The feeling of my feet in the ocean was amazing. DSCN2131
Water reaching

Water reaching


While standing at the edge of the ocean and letting it wash over my legs and feet the neatest feeling was how the sand slowly slips away from under my feet with the waves.
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Tybee Island isn’t the best place to search for sea shells. The boats dredge the bottom and end up breaking up a lot of the shells before the reach the shore.
We were able to collect some shells. DSCN2300 DSCN2301

I have used the collected shells for some craft projects. I wrote about one here sea shell wind chime .

Our first trip to the beach didn’t last very long, as we were hungry and then had a dolphin cruise booked. I will blog about the cruise soon, too. We went back to the beach after the cruise and it was wonderful. The sun had gone down and there was a full moon and we just sat on a swing at the beach for as long as I wanted. We also went the next afternoon and collected sea shells after the tide went out. On Sunday we drove to Jekyll Island and visited Driftwood beach.

Visiting the ocean was everything I had hoped it would be an then some. I LOVE the sound and the sight and the feeling. I can’t wait to go back again. I am so thankful that we are only a short drive away.