That sounds lovely. And explains why you have bright blog photos! All my beach pics come out with a light airy feel... even if it's a stormy day. The coast just adds glow.
So many of us are landlocked... take advantage of your scenery. Ocean pictures always make me think of vacations and lift my mood.
Are you going add your blog to the directory? You've got 3 months in your archive so you'd qualify!! I'd love to see you there