The Magnificent Ocean Essay

1163 words - 5 pages

Have you ever visited a place so beautiful and serene that you couldn’t imagine a more stunning place? For me, it is the shimmering and flowing waters of the ocean. The way that the deep blue waters meet the gritty beige sand leaves me in such awe. The water is like a soft blanket, comforting and inviting. The unique wildlife and vegetation that exists on the beach is something I’ve never seen anywhere else. There is no place more beautiful and thrilling than the beach.
I can still remember the first time that I saw the ocean. I was a child, no more than 6 years old. It still stands out in my mind as one of the best memories I have from my childhood. I remember being able to taste the salt in the air on my lips as I took a deep breath. The water was such a deep shade of blue that reminded me of a Crayola crayon color. It got lighter and lighter as the water came closer to the shore until it ended as a light turquoise color. The color of the water when it actually met the sand was something that I can’t even describe. I would say that the closest thing you could describe it to would be translucent sea foam green. I remember how the waves curled up at their peak and then crashed down into the sand. The noise that the waves made as they crashed into the surrounding water can only be likened to the deep booming of a bass drum. The temperature of the water as it swirled around my ankles was not too cold and not too hot. The water was so clean and clear that you could see the ocean floor beneath your feet. Once in a while a huge chunk of seaweed would get wrapped around my toes and it reminded me much of a legendary sea monster swallowing its victim. The sun bounced off of the water’s surface, glimmering like a shiny crystal. Perhaps even more beautiful than the water is the sand. The way the two combine to create such a magnificent scene is something unlike anything I could’ve ever imagined on my own.
The sand at the beach is absolutely stunning and unique. It feels gritty to the touch yet as soft as baby powder between your toes. The tiny grains shimmer like diamonds when hit by the sunlight. Even the smallest bit of water causes it to condense like baking soda when it gets wet. Sandcastles are incredibly fun to build and even more fun to knock down. I have seen sandcastles with as much detail as some houses and it’s just unbelievable. The giggling of children as they race back and forth to the shining water bringing bucket after bucket to their self-made moats is like music to my ears. Little twisted sea shells make windows and doors atop sand mansions. My favorite sea shells are the cats’ paws which look exactly like a tiny claw. The detail in some of these shells is like nothing I had ever imagined before. Blues, pinks, yellows, and greens in little dips, curves, and twists with such detail you’d think someone came and painted it all on by hand. I love putting my ear next to a large shell and hearing the whistling and rumbling of the ocean air...

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