It is easy to believe we are each waves
And forget we are also the ocean… Jon J.Muth
I come from Belarus which is a land-locked country and last week, I saw the Atlantic ocean for the first time.
With the other new EVS volunteers working with GEAI we visited Sligo and saw the ocean at Strandhill. For some, the ocean is familiar but for me it was a unique experience. However, the feeling for everybody was almost the same. The feeling of admiration and excitement with the big waves crashing on the shore.
It was good weather, and we visited the shelly beach where thousands of shells lay on the sand.
People were walking along the shore with their dogs, surfers were out on the waves and all of this made a very special atmosphere.
The buildings – markets, restaurants and homes – have a style connected with the ocean especially with shells.
Even the Irish name of the city of Sligo, “Sligeach”, means “abounding in shells” or “shelly place”.
So it was really a great time for us. And we are looking forward to another visit to the city and to the ocean again.