The Pacific Ocean's name is derived from the Latin words Tepre Pacificum, or "peaceful sea", bestowed upon it by Ferdinand Magellan, and it covers about 30% of the Earth's surface. It is an ocean of depth and darkness, a seemingly endless sea and it is fascinating. As a kid I harbored dreams of being a marine biologist, so that I could explore and study all that the seas have to offer. For whatever reason, life directed me some other way, but it is fun to wonder where that path may have taken me. I enjoy looking at the ocean, as do most people, and it brings up all sorts of thoughts. In the case of the Pacific, I find it fascinating that you are at the edge of a continent, and your next stop could conceivably be Asia. Rocks, sand and shells could have traveled thousands of miles to exhaust themselves on this shore. It is all connected.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer
This photo was taken in Orange County, CA and what I like most about it is that the jetty seems to disappear into the encroaching mist...