"The Ocean" This is a creative essay on a trip to the ocean.

Essay by kuffstrJunior High, 9th grade October 2003

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The Ocean

As I watch, the waves from the shore look fun and almost innocent as they crest and then crash over one another. I can taste the salt in the air and watch little rainbows glisten through the prisms of the ocean's spray. The warm ocean water toward the shore is covered with white from and bubbles from the rumbling of waves. Children and their families play in the gritty tan covered sand. I think to myself, "This is perfect."

I make the final preparations on the boat my aunt and uncle rented. Soon the boat is ready and so am I. I sit and wait as my aunt and uncle come from the hotel to the docks. As I am looking out upon the seemingly never-ending ocean, I faintly hear footsteps on the dock. I turn around and there they are; my aunt and uncle. I scream inside my head, "Yes! We can go now!" My aunt and uncle climb into the boat.

My uncle Rich asks me, "Is everything ready to go?" I nod and Rich goes to start the boat. The boat roars to life, the power of the boat rumbles my seat at first and then settles off into a soft massage. The boat starts to move; I am about to scream with excitement. I take a look around me to enjoy the peaceful serenity of the smooth, almost glass-like, water. My uncle weaves through the docks, until we reach the ocean. Rich accelerates and I reach for the handle next to me and hang for what is only to come.

We glide over the ocean, sometimes the water splashes me in the face and the wind chills my face. My hair whips me in my face, but this is paradise. I look...