|Kayaking on the River Tay|
There is just something to relaxing about the sound of waves on a beach or the trickle of a stream. Yes, sometimes it makes you want to pee. But that's a risk I'm willing to take!
|Mullaloo Beach in Western Australia|
And the nature aspect is just...marvellous. So much biodiversity to be found in water sources.
|Kayaking with Sea Lions (pictured) and Dolphins in Western Australia|
I think the obsession with water stems from growing up on the banks of a river. I have always had the noises, the peacefulness and the wildlife that comes with a river, and not being near water makes me feel claustrophobic, stressed and sometimes simply "stuck".
|The view from my hometown, in Newport-on-Tay, Fife.|
This also means I love partaking in watersports, from the calm and gentle to the rougher and more adventurous!
|White Water Rafting on the River Tummel|
|Surfing at Scarborough Beach, Western Australia|
I feel water represents freedom: the freedom to travel as you wish, the freedom to flow around obstacles and to fluctuate. Almost like a representation of how life should be lived.
This post, I will admit, isn't a story and doesn't have much of a point. I just simply wanted to give a nod towards the natural beauty of water. If you're feeling stressed in your everyday life, head to the beach, or kayak down a river, or maybe try some white water rafting. Get next to the water and I guarantee your worries will fade away.
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