Boy do I miss the ocean, beaches, sight and sound of water, ALL OF it.. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, in a small town on the west side of Washington State. I saw great expanses of water every day of my life growing up and I now know that I completely took it for granted! I married my husband, an active duty Marine 13 years ago and we have moved around a lot.....we have been stationed in some goregous places with gorgeous water views, but sometimes nope, no water. We are currently in the state of Virigina, and no water to be had in the part of Virginia where we live. Fortunately, our family is headed home to Washington for a vacation this summer, and just the thought of this put me in the mood to do a little nautical designing. Enjoy!