Of course we're all very relieved today to hear that 16-year old Californian solo sailor Abby Sutherland was found safe somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Although I personally cannot fathom having the courage to attempt such a journey myself, I can definitely understand the attraction of spending a very long time on the water.
Like the Earth itself, our bodies are 75% water, and much has been written about the amazing healing powers of water. (I recommend the work of Dr. Masura Emoto if you are interested in learning how water -- including that in our bodies -- is affected by our thoughts and emotions.)
My husband frequently teases me about my obsession to one day have an ocean view from our home. (We are just two miles away now.) He just cannot justify spending what a SoCal water view costs rather than get a bigger or better house. But being near water just feels so great; I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. (Someone is paying for all these great views ...)
But because it's Friday and I don't feel like endlessly debating the merits of water views (and because we're off this weekend to the world's largest dog beach in Carmel!), I've decided to blog with minimal words today. Instead, I would like to leave you with just a few pictures from our past travels to show you the beauty of water much more clearly than I could ever write:
Amazon River, Brazil:
Devil's Island, French Guyana:
Strait of Hormuz, Oman:
What is your favorite landscape? Mountains, forests, lakes, oceans? How does being in a beautiful environment affect your energy and mood? Whether on vacation or at home, are you willing to pay extra for a great view?