Before this trip, I saw the ocean once before. It was a lovely morning and I enjoyed it very much. But it didn’t make much of an impression on me. That was in Washington State. It was three years ago. This was my first view since then. Though it is a pretty view, it is not the prettiest one I saw, but I think it did make the most impact on me. And as a photographer, sometimes the emotions behind the taking of a photo are as important as the ones felt by the viewer. So this one is for me, not you. (But I do hope that you like it as well.)