For me, the single most compelling draw to my homeland of Australia is the ocean. The sparkling, blue, rolling ocean is my personal source of energy. There is something in the salty sea air and the constant moving tides that bring my senses alive. It's a spiritual life-source for me, and a biological one for so many creatures.
Australia's oceans are also affected by severe and extreme ocean weather phenomenon. Tropical cyclones or hurricanes in the north, to some of the roughest weather in the world south of the Island of Tasmania. It's probably why there are more than 6000 shipwrecks beneath the seas around Australia--a scuba-divers dream.
It's no secret that Australians are a nation of beach and sea lovers--it's a part of our everyday lives. Swimming is a national sport, as is lifesaving, surfing and sailing. Percentage-wise, we have one of the highest boat-owning and recreational fishing populations in the world.
It's also a fact that Australia has the most beautiful, sun-soaked, golden beaches in the world. If there is ever a place where my spirit comes to rest, where the depth of my very being is truly at home, it is beside the sea.
Now I'm off to the beach...thanks for checking in. xx