I do not get to the ocean much any more, July 4th weekend was always an ocean trip when I was a kid. My Mom loves the beach, there is something about the healing qualities of the ocean.
The way walking along the beach and listening to the waves seems to lower ones heart rate. When I do get a chance to go, one of my favorite things to do is collect shells. There are so many different types, in the 19th century they were documented in amazing detail.
I have put together a group of seashell inspired hand made items for the home, a lamp, tissue box, night light and a box of matches so no matter where you live, the ocean can be with you. If you have a friend in need of a ocean fix, one of these will surely make them smile.
Have a safe and happy 4th.