First up is Plymouth Harbour, England. I took this shot from across the water (English Channel) looking back towards the Citadel and you can see the lighthouse to its left. We had a wonderful time in Plymouth, walking from the Hoe district all around the Citadel, visited the world-famous Aquarium, and took the boat across to a great pub for dinner.
Next is a view of Lerici, the city across from the Cinque Terre in Italy, and shows a bit of the Mediterranean Sea. The time I spent there was amazing and remains one of my favourite spots in all of this incredible country. We took the boat across this part of the Med to see several towns built on the side of the cliffs and we also strolled the Via del Amore, a pathway built on the side of the mountain overlooking the sea.
I captured this view of Siracusa harbour (Sicily) the morning we left to drive up to Taormina where we saw Mount Etna. I wish I hadn't been so sick because what I did see of this city and its beautiful harbour has made me long to return. This is another part of the Mediterranean Sea.
And you really need to see my own Centennial beach, where I go at all times of the year to stroll, take photos, look for ducks and wild bunnies, and sit on a log to contemplate the beauty of my own backyard. We have the mountains, the ocean, all sorts of bird life, peace and quiet when we feel the need but lots of activities to do when we want that. The beach looks out onto Boundary Bay, which in turn flows into the Strait of Georgia that is part of the Pacific Ocean.
Did you know that the planet's seven oceans are actually just one huge ocean? Look on any world map - they all join up together and it was man who gave the separate areas their names. I have dipped my toes in the Pacific Ocean from here at home as well as in Hawaii, the Atlantic Ocean (on Prince Edward Island in Canada and at Biarritz in France), and the Mediterranean Sea. I've crossed the English Channel and waded in its waters at Bournemouth, England. Twice I've travelled the North Pacific Ocean up to Alaska and back - I wouldn't want to dip my toes in the water there, though. I still would like to see the Caribbean Sea and the Indian Ocean one day.
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