Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Seaweed and Seasalt

Raccoon Ocean 03, originally uploaded by Ayala Moriel.

The salty air is what I miss the most about the ocean in my home country. It is so cold during most of the year, and there is no saltiness reflecting from the water. If you didn’t have a map, you’d think it was a river or a lake, not the Pacific ocean. The water is not even all that salty here to being with (it does not burn your eyes so much if you manage to get pass the freezing temperature and jump in). Heat makes the water warmer and their scent changes. Particularly so with ocean water. The seaweed and the salt lend their fragrance to the rays of the glowing sun. It takes just a little bit more sun, and than the scent of seaweed and salt is unleashed form its oceanic prison. Even the raccoons seem to like it!

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At June 14, 2007 7:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suddenly smelled salt air as I looked at your picture and read your description:)

At June 16, 2007 10:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just returned back form the beach.
It's amazing how the smell of the ocean makes you so calm and centered and whole, all you have to do is breath in...


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