When did you first see the ocean?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Civ001, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    Kansas City
    When have I ever seen the ocean? Who told you such lies?

    What's an ocean, anyway?!

    And what's so damn special about it?!
  2. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

    Feb 13, 2014
    In a time and place long past...
    Virginia Beach when I was 14! Band Trip...is was wondrous...I still remember it...thank you, OP, for a nice memory...
  3. Use of Time

    Use of Time Commodore Commodore

    Jul 25, 2012
    Va. Beach, VA
    Born and raised in Va. Beach so playing in the Atlantic was always a part of my life. I moved to Hawaii for five years right out of college before returning to Virginia. I pretty much have to live around a body of water.
  4. Bloody Green Shirt

    Bloody Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    Green Shirt
    Age 6 - Ocean City, MD. I got sunburned. The return trip across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge at night was scary (don't know why though, it was dark and couldn't see anything).
  5. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    Living in the midwest most of my life, until I saw the Atlantic in 1965, Lake Michigan had been the largest body of water I'd seen. I didn't see the Pacific until 1990.
  6. Pumpkin Spice Everything

    Pumpkin Spice Everything Badass Admiral

    Nov 26, 2008
    Must've been on a trip to southern Portugal (to the Algarve region near Faro) with my parents and grand parents. I think I was 4.
  7. B.J.

    B.J. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 14, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    Atlantic, too young to remember. Pacific, when I was 32. But neither where I lived - that would be an impressive trick! (Or some seriously out-of-hand global warming, take your pick.)
  8. -Brett-

    -Brett- Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 22, 2001
    I've lived in Illinois and Colorado. If I've ever seen an ocean where I lived, we'd all have been in trouble.

    Probably 14 or 15 first time I visited a place in sight of the Pacific. 19 for the Atlantic.
  9. Boo! Did I Scare Ya?

    Boo! Did I Scare Ya? Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    bbailey861 -- Kingston, ON
    I was 1 when I saw the Atlantic, 4 when I saw the Pacific, and 37 when I saw the Arctic.
  10. farmkid

    farmkid Commodore Commodore

    Jun 1, 2005
    I saw the Pacific for the first time when I was 18. Then, when I was 19 I went to England and saw the Atlantic. I spent several months living near the English Channel so I saw it pretty much every day.
  11. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Jan 12, 2005
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    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.
  12. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    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.
  13. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Kaled bunker, Skaro
    Atlantic at 28, Pacific at 41
  14. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    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.
  15. Mooch

    Mooch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 6, 2001
    There isn't an ocean where I live. I live near a big lake, though. :p
  16. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

    May 20, 2005
    Heart of Dixie
    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.
  17. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Moderator

    Dec 30, 2002
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    Pacific: I was born within ten miles of it, so probably within a fortnight of being born.

    Atlantic: 29

    Gulf of Mexico: 35
  18. feek61

    feek61 Captain Captain

    Nov 25, 2011
    The Sunshine State
    Since the day I came home from the hospital; we lived on the ocean front (Atlantic).
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    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. :evil:
  20. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    Me neither, but...you know...people travel.