Michael Crocker

The Draw of The Sea

It is said that once a person has lived near the coast, that it is very difficult to live elsewhere. There is an invisible lure to the sea that drives us to be near it, beyond the practicalities of location. The openness and natural light the coast provides us with an unparalleled feeling of space and freedom, and fosters a unique connection to the coast within us. This is far removed from the closed containment felt living within the urban environment. The notion of “salt in the blood” is easy to comprehend for those who have spent their life on and around the coast. 

I am drawn to the coast for reasons I struggle to comprehend.

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