My First Love – The Sea
I was born near the sea, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. My parents were living with my grandparents across the street from the beach. My early childhood is so deeply rooted in the sand and surf that it feels like the ocean is my mother.
People used to think I was the little “Coppertone Girl” in those ’50’s & ’60’s ads because I looked so much like her. I never had a black dog though.
I have lived so many places, sometimes near and sometimes far from the sea. No matter where I go in the world, if I am near the ocean I feel at home. For the past 17 years I have lived 45 minutes away from the NH coast. I wish I could show my old photos of the Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Florida and Australia but they are stuck in old photo albums, so these will have to do: