Title:The Coast: A personal view of the English coastline
I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and homage to the Sea! I descent over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. The far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it. -- Nathaniel Hawthorn: Footprints on the Seashore.
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