Oh I could have spent hours staring at the ocean, watching people and taking photos. Instead it was a quick walk on the beach after a lovely brunch overlooking the ocean. As we were seated at our table, my mother pointed out the window, and said, see there it is rolling in and out, it hasn't changed. Maybe that's why I find such comfort near the ocean, it is a constant. Yes sometimes it will be rough and other days it will be smooth as glass, but it is always RIGHT THERE.