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Old June 25 2014, 08:15 PM   #31
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

In the Danish language we don't differentiate between oceans and seas...

I must've been less than a year old when I was first at the beach. No one here lives further from a beach than a twenty minute drive!

However, my first 'ocean', was when I dipped my toes in the Atlantic by Daytona Beach about eight years ago.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:24 PM   #32
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Atlantic, when I was about 9 or 10.

That's the only beach I've seen, though. Never traveled far enough west to see the Pacific.
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Old June 25 2014, 08:41 PM   #33
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Atlantic at 28, Pacific at 41
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Old June 25 2014, 08:42 PM   #34
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Born and raised in Los Angeles, so very early (before I can remember).

I first saw the Atlantic at 18, when I went off to college.
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Old June 26 2014, 02:52 AM   #35
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

There isn't an ocean where I live. I live near a big lake, though.
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Old June 26 2014, 03:07 AM   #36
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Does the Gulf of Mexico counts? It should. And if so...I don't know! I remember visiting Mobile as a youngster, because I saw the USS Alabama, but I was so young I thought when we boarded the battleship that we were going somewhere. Let's say I was eight.

Technically I saw the Pacific ocean when I was a toddler, but those memories are long gone.
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Old June 26 2014, 07:28 AM   #37
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Pacific: I was born within ten miles of it, so probably within a fortnight of being born.

Atlantic: 29

Gulf of Mexico: 35
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Old June 26 2014, 04:30 PM   #38
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Since the day I came home from the hospital; we lived on the ocean front (Atlantic).
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Old June 26 2014, 04:35 PM   #39
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

When I was about 12 years old and my aunt and uncle took me to the beach (they live in NJ).

Oh, and the thread title reminds me of Thomas Magnum's "did you see the sunrise" bit.
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Old June 26 2014, 06:50 PM   #40
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

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There isn't an ocean where I live. I live near a big lake, though.
Me neither, but...you know...people travel.
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Old June 26 2014, 08:46 PM   #41
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

I saw the Mediterranean Sea before I was one year old. As for an actual ocean, I am not sure, it was probably the Pacific when I was in Australia (at the age of 29).
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Old June 26 2014, 09:32 PM   #42
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
When I was about 12 years old and my aunt and uncle took me to the beach (they live in NJ).

Oh, and the thread title reminds me of Thomas Magnum's "did you see the sunrise" bit.
Except without the shooting part.
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Old June 27 2014, 03:10 AM   #43
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

I was born and have lived in Virginia my entire life. The first time I saw the Atlantic Ocean was probably around 1984 and during an elementary school trip, when I was nine going on ten years old.
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Old June 27 2014, 09:10 AM   #44
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

I was born in an inland city but my family moved to a Pacific island not long after. Story is that I was slow to learn to walk because our housegirl carried me all the time, so it was probably before I was 1.
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Old June 27 2014, 09:37 AM   #45
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Re: When did you first see the ocean?

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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.
Weston Super Sludge? You'd be lucky to see the sea at all, when ever I've gone (which I try not too, I prefer Weymouth) the sea is always out.

Saying that, the first time I saw the sea for the first time was on my first holiday in August 84 when I was about ten months old pretty much around the corner from WSM at Brean.

First time I properly saw the actual Atlantic Ocean was a couple of years ago when on on West Coast of Ireland.
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