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Old June 24 2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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When did you first see the ocean?

So trek bbs. When did you first see the ocean where you lived?
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Old June 24 2014, 09:36 PM   #2
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Well, for me it depends if you mean just the sea, or an actual ocean.

I was born in Turin, which is northern Italy, closer to the mountains than to the sea. I think the first time I saw the Mediterranean Sea was when I was a bit more than 1 year old, visiting some relatives in the island of Sicily.

If you mean the actual Atlantic Ocean, I think I saw it for the first time when I was 22, flying over it to Brazil to attend the International Astronautical Federation meeting as an astronomy student.
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Old June 24 2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

The day I was born.
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Old June 24 2014, 09:49 PM   #4
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

The Atlantic, probably somewhere around 3. We lived on the East Coast, so I probably saw it by 3--4 at the latest. I saw the Pacific for the first time when I was just a month or two from my 5th birthday.
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Old June 24 2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Probably when I was too young to remember, living on an island means the ocean isn't that far away.
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Old June 24 2014, 10:41 PM   #6
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

^^^ likewise for me. The sea has always been part of my life.
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Old June 24 2014, 10:52 PM   #7
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Excluding the English Channel and the North Sea, it would have to be the Indian Ocean, when I was 5.
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Old June 24 2014, 10:55 PM   #8
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Probably from the plane taking off from Logan in Boston during my first Christmas.
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Old June 24 2014, 11:35 PM   #9
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

I've never seen the Atlantic only the Gulf of Mexico. Seen the Pacific a few times from the coasts of America and Japan.
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Old June 24 2014, 11:46 PM   #10
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

I've spent most of my almost 47 years living within 5 miles of the Pacific ocean so I saw it at such an early age that I can't even remember seeing it.
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Old June 24 2014, 11:52 PM   #11
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

The Pacific when I was probably 6 years old on a trip to California. I didn't see the Atlantic until I was in my early 20s.
I rarely see the ocean now, so when I do, I could just sit and stare at it for hours.
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Old June 24 2014, 11:55 PM   #12
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
I've never seen the Atlantic only the Gulf of Mexico. Seen the Pacific a few times from the coasts of America and Japan.
Isn't the Gulf of Mexico considered to be a part of the Atlantic Ocean?
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Old June 24 2014, 11:58 PM   #13
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Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
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I've never seen the Atlantic only the Gulf of Mexico. Seen the Pacific a few times from the coasts of America and Japan.
Isn't the Gulf of Mexico considered to be a part of the Atlantic Ocean?
Might be. I'm never sure how that works.
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Old June 24 2014, 11:59 PM   #14
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Excluding flying over the Atlantic Ocean from Montreal or Toronto to Amsterdam, the first time I saw the ocean (well, the Severn Estuary, but close enough to the Atlantic) was when I was 23 and I visited my now-husband in Weston-super-Mare for the first time.
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Old June 25 2014, 12:07 AM   #15
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Might be. I'm never sure how that works.
I am almost certain it is.

I once said to my sister that i have seen both the Indian and Pacific Ocean just as has. She insisted she has seen neither. I told her that her state's (South Australia) coastline is along the Indian Ocean. She. Answered "No, it along the Great Australian Bight" and I told her that the Great Australian Bight is part of the Indian Ocean. She also tried to tell me that the east coast of Tasmania is lapped by the Tasman Sea not the Pacific Ocean (the Tasman Sea being part of the Pacific Ocean).
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