Monday, 18 August 2014

10 life lessons from the sea

Maybe it's because I've had a full two-weeks holiday for the first time in seven years, or maybe it's because I was born and bred in a seaside town and crashing waves still speak to my soul. Whatever the reason, my recent trip to the coast brought out my inner philosopher and while I was out enjoying the surf I couldn't help but mull over what life lessons the sea can teach us. This is what I came up with...

  1. You miss some of the best waves if you are always waiting for a better one.
  2. Some things that look intimidating from a distance aren't so bad close up.
  3. Share the waves or stay on the beach.
  4. Everyone gets wiped out.
  5. If you fall off, there's always another wave coming along.
  6. Sometimes just as you think you are on top, you get knocked down.
  7. Not everyone that looks cool knows what they are doing.
  8. The best waves are the ones that take you all the way home.
  9. Nothing beats riding a wave.
  10. Nothing beats riding a wave with someone you love.


  1. I couldn't agree more from a fellow surfer and lover of the coast!

    1. Glad it's not just sentimental dementia setting in with me then!

  2. Ah love it. Body boarding is one of my favourite pursuits too! Like your philosophy too. My favourite is 'the best waves take you all the way home'. Wish I had gone to Cornwall now this summer!

    1. We go every year - and every time I get there I instantly feel right.