I love the ocean. I feel so happy there. The weather could be hot or chilly but I feel happy to see the sand and waves. I love the feel of the cold water too. I go too far in it sometimes. The ocean is soothing and the sound of the waves is like a metronome that isn’t steady, but never stops.
I remember loving the ocean since I was a baby. I’d run to the water as fast as I could. My family would have to hold me back or I’d go in even in my clothes. It is like a magnet, in a way. When I go to the tidepools I resist the urge to go into the waves because the ocean because the ocean there begins past the rocks and the tidepools filled with anemones and starfish. Only kayaks and surfboards venture there.
Many people with autism love the beach. Our senses have a field day there.