I've always lived on or near water. My ex says "You have saltwater in your veins". My grandfather on my dad's side is from Liverpool and was a purser in the U.S. Merchant Marines, dad was in the Navy in WWII, then the Marines. He passed away this past March and we had him cremated and then took a friend's boat out and spread his ashes on the sea. Even though I also have midwestern farm boy roots, I'd probably die if I was too far from the ocean.