I don’t think it’s any secret that I love the beach and the sun! I grew up in the Middle East, on a small island where the sea was usually visible whilst going about your normal routine and the sun shone… a lot! In fact, going to the beach was a part of our normal routine and a regular occurrence and if we weren’t at the beach, we were at the pool.
Water was a constant in my life until we moved back to the UK. We were no longer near the coast and a trip to the beach was definitely not a regular thing.
I very much miss being by the sea, the openness, the feeling of space, the feeling of peace and calm. Being landlocked can feel so very claustrophobic at times.
Which is why I love visiting anywhere that I can finally look out to sea. I instantly relax and can breathe deeply. And of course it helps if the sun is also shining.
These are my happy places.
I am always drawn to the picture perfect, white sand, blue sea vistas, honestly, could anything be more beautiful than that? I am always on the hunt for that ultimate beach that will take my breath away. But equally a rugged coastline also brings a smile to my face. The drama of the sea and rocks colliding, provide a captivating panorama which is hard to draw your eyes away from.
These are just a few of the places in the world that I have found have made me feel happy, calm and instantly uplifted as soon as I set my eyes on them!
Posted as part of the weekly photo challenge – Place in the World