I agree on the novelty bit. I grew up in the country in NSW, so the ocean was always a novelty until I moved to the coast... now it's an integral part of my existence. My parents live in Adelaide and it is totally abstract to see the sun setting over the sea. I am an early bird so I am glad it rises over the ocean here, but I see your point. xx
here's a random thing i sometimes ponder. why powderfinger (from Qld) sing about sunsets over the beaches and john butler (from WA) sings about sunrise over sea. hmmmm.
I was actually going to call this post 'sunsets over the beaches' but I was not sure if many people would get the powderfinger reference!
Thanks for your comment.. It is nice to know that there is someone out there (other than my husband) reading my posts! Xx