Do you remember when I wrote I did not plan to sit at Playa de Famara/Lanzarote this year in my story Sandy Feet back in March? Well, I was wrong :0)!
In June, I spent a week there with my soulsister. Hooray! I felt the effectiveness of the ocean once more and I love to share some ocean vibes with you here. But first of all, I am very curious to hear: What does the ocean mean for you?
I talked about nature being my pharmacy and medicine in Under a tree. The ocean perfectly fits into that as my vitamin SEA. Water is actually my life elixier. Whenever I take a swim in the ocean or any other natural water body I feel completely free and a profound freedom spreads out in my body. I become calm, my mind quiet, and I fully indulge in the very moment.The waves somewhat symbolise the breath of Mother Earth for me coming and going in a rhythm I so enjoy observing. It makes me feel as that little part of the whole natural world I actually am as a human being. The beach you see in the picture above may look inviting, but in truth it is only a beach at low tide. High tide makes the waves crash into the volcanic boulders that lie behind me in the photograph and swimming is not allowed at all times as the surf and water are very dangerous here.
Have a listen, if you like:
We sat there until the high tide came in… that was for several hours :-).
Guess what? We had a heck of a time and it is fair to say that Alexandra fell in love with the island almost immediately. Didn’t you, dearest? Since I already know the island well, but it was the first – certainly not the last – time for her, I asked what she could not go back home without having seen, done, smelled, felt? Her answer: A walk along Playa de Famara. Oh, that was a very easy one to fulfill :-). Our first day was spent exactly there after a rainy and very cloudy start in the morning. Playa de Famara and the Risco did deliver, as always, and clouds made for the wow factor.
So our main “goal” for the week was to spend as much time as possible at the seaside taking it all in. Pure vitamins.
Lanzarote is a small island surrounded by the Atlantic, so wherever we went, the ocean always appeared there at the horizon at some point of the day. Over the week, we spent many wonderful hours sitting in the sand, feet wet and sandy, watching the ocean dance in front of us.
We did so in different places, each stunning in its own way.
As it is with vitamins, you can’t accumulate them in your body, you HAVE to ingest them on a daily basis. No wonder that after two weeks without vitamin SEA I feel oceansick!
So here is one last video from me in order to at least see, feel, hear, and dream of these vital vitamins.
Just today I stumbled over a list of books that ocean lovers might be interested in. I have not really gone through it yet, but the books may help ease that sickness or make it even worse… Of course, there are also some very serious issues in terms of our blue planet to worry about, i.e. food for thought is certainly included in that list. See for yourself: Ocean Conservancy’s book recommendation for ocean lovers.
Of course, there are also an unknown number of songs around the ocean and the love for it. Here is just a little earcandy in different languages for you. Maybe we can also take in vitamin sea like that. Who knows?
- Gente di Mare by Umberto Tozzi & Raf (Italian)
- Mare, mare, mare by Pippo Pollina feat. Gorgio Conte (Italian)
- Ocean by John Butler
- To the sea by Eskimo Joe
- Surfin USA by Beach Boys (a video out of the Jukebox ;0))
- Strandlied by Schmidbauer & Kälberer (Bavarian German)
Now, this should save us ocean addicts. Wow, I just found a 10 hours video with relaxing oceanscapes by BBC Earth. Wow, I am speechless. You literally dive, sleep, and relax at the same time with your mouth wide open. Enjoy!
I wish you all the vitamins you need, a good night sleep, soulmates around you, and sweet ocean dreams.
With sea love,