This is the Pacific Ocean:
I'm pretty certain that this is the first time that I've seen it. It's beautiful. It's also surprisingly noisy, with all those big waves crashing on the beach.
I paddled in it a bit:
Of course, I was so busy photographing my own feet that I failed to notice a big wave coming in. So my jeans got wet.
My jeans are not designed to be two-tone - that darker colour is the result of some of the Pacific remaining in my jeans. Still, it was nice to take some of the ocean away with me. In fact, the whole exercise was greatly 'happy-making' (to coin a Sianyese phrase).