I love going for a walk along the beach front, early in the morning as the warm sunshine strengthens, getting ready for eager sunbathers! To see the water crashing on the rocks, sending its salty spray high into the air, and to feel the sticky, warm drops land on my face. I lick my lips and taste the salt - it dries on my face - I watch and listen! Besides the sound of the sea, I hear a hungry sea gull, combing the beach for something to eat!
I breathe in. Long and hard. Until my lungs are so full I cannot take in any more! Out. And in and out!
What do I smell? It's certainly fishy ... and salty! Is it the sea or what's inside it?
What do YOU think gives the sea it's smell?
Photographs taken by myself in Port Elizabeth near the Sacramento Cannon