I really can’t think of being anywhere better than by the sea. I never tire of looking at it; never stop searching for new places to access it; or seeking reasons for going back to favourite areas such as the Northumberland Coast near where I was born: or Oregon: or the north and west of Scotland. I usually hate noise at night, yet the chance of a hotel room with the sound of waves lapping or crashing fills me with enthusiasm.
The weather seems to move more quickly on the coast which means more visual variety. And whilst dark cloud inland often signifies an unproductive and boring day, a dark and stormy day near the ocean creates a unique opportunity for those of us that remain optimistic and don’t give up.