When I was a young un, I lived within walking distance of the Great South Bay.
Me high school was even a couple exits away from Robert Moses State Park, which was a beach on the Atlantic Ocean.
Those were such exceptionally fine times.
I only rode on boats occasionally, and somehow never bothered with surfing but I fished fairly often and the view was so perfect.
I now live within walking distance of a beach on the Atlantic Ocean again.
To me chagrin the only time I’ve been in the water has been sometimes on Super Bowl Sunday for the Polar Bear fund raiser.