Prefer Ocean Beaches Or Mountains?

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

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    When we lived in So California, we went to Redondo Beach, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. Not to lay out in the sun, but just to walk around on the pier. Sometimes we celebrate my MIL's birthday at Ruby's Restaurant at the end of Huntington Beach Pier. In Newport Beach, we'd watch the boats come in and go out of the channel and watch the yearly Boat Christmas Parade.

    When we lived in central Colorado (Parker), we'd go to the mountains to watch bull and cow elk. Would also beach the powerboat we had there and relax on a local lake beach.

    So, what do we prefer now...….mountains, specifically, the Rocky Mountains, but have been to Yellowstone in Wyoming as well. Went to the beach here a few times, but, to us, So Calif. beaches are much, much better.

    So, which are you? A beach or mountain person?
     
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    Definitely mountains, love rocky terrains !
     
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    Cornwall - is a favourite place of mine, here are some pictures ………….

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    I like both...don't have a preference.

    I'm not a swimmer but do love walking on a beach just looking for shells, etc.

    I used to like to hike in mountains but haven't done that for years....probably couldn't anymore if steep.
     
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    At my second home overseas ..I have all 3 of those things next to my Casa..Mountains, the ocean and the beautiful Mediterranean beaches, all within a few minutes.... I love them all, can't imagine not having any of them, but if I had to choose just one I would save our precious mountains..


    here in the UK, I live a long way from Mountains.. but I'm just 40 minutes from nice beaches...
     
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    Not exactly mountainous - but rugged
     
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    Mountains.
     
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    I'm not far from mountains here in Fresno...it's a lot cooler up there.

    That's where they get snow in the winter....probably at around 3,500 ft elevation...Ive been as high as 10,000 here.

    We have quite a few National Parks in Fresno county, Yosemite being the closest to my house...57 miles.

    As for the ocean, probably a two hr drive minimum ...I think.
     
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    Ireland - Scotland and Wales have lovely mountainous views also
     
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    Fresno 'is' lovely
     
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    Not really but it's close to many beautiful areas. One of its benefits.
     
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    My husband was born and raised at our nearest seaside resort CC... and we still visit there often.. but being an Island it's said that in the UK even those the most inland are only 70 miles from the nearest beach.

    We're pretty close compared to most apart from those who live on the coast.

    I was born and raised in Scotland as you know, but I never lived anywhere near mountains while living in the city...until I moved to the Isle of Arran when I was 18 , and I lived about 50 feet from the beach and the glorious Goatfell mountains were within walking distance...very popular with tourists and mountaineers..

    The mountains in Spain are just a 10 minute drive from my home, but I can see them clearly from my windows... and the beach is a 5 minute drive...
     
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    I kind of like islands, but not for the beaches.
     
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    I like beaches, but I rarely sit on them. I'll occasionally walk along the sands, or if it's really hot I'll go in the water..but it's not the sands i love it's the cragginess of the rocks...and the glorious DMS ( dimethyl sulphide.) aroma which kinda feels like it's clearing your lungs... it probably isn't...

    ..but I too have a passion for Islands.. for all the flora and fauna, the animals not seen on the mainland.... the bracing air, the often different mentality of the locals..etc.. the further north you go to the small islands in the north of the Uk, the more obvious the difference ..the calmness of the people , is notable
     
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    Must be what I'm seeing then - although I'm sure I've seen some nice spots in 'Fresno' too
    Too late to check now
     
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    I wouldn't want to live in the mountains, or on the beach, especially the Atlantic. For sightseeing trips, I much prefer the mountains. Would like to live in low country where you have a nice view of rocky mountains.
     
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    Thing is, elk, deer and moose can't be found at an ocean beach and we like all three. No wonder we want to move back to Colorado. Relaxing on a nice lake beach, with a powerboat "beached" in the water/sand next to us was so very nice. When we lived in Parker, we'd do that at Chatfield Reservoir with our bowrider boat. Oh, "those were the days"! Perhaps again, in the future.
     
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    I would love to live near the ocean, or one of the bays/inlets near the ocean, preferably near the Pacific Ocean; but near the Atlantic would be awesome, too.
    I LOVE mountains, and growing up in north Idaho, we had some beautiful mountains around us. Later, I lived for many years in Western Washington, where we had Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, and the whole Cascade range that we could see every day, and I really loved that, and A special part of the morning was looking to see if we could see the mountains, or if they were in the clouds.

    This is Mt. Rainier with lenticular clouds overhead. They look like flying saucers (spaceships) to me.
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    Nice comment on lenticular clouds, @Yvonne Smith ! Not everyone knows what they are named. Lenticular means "resembling almonds".
     
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    I would always pick mountains, but my spouse is a beach person, so we spend time at both when we can.
     
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    @Holly Saunders
    A tribute to sulfur-containing compounds:

    "Employees of the Union Oil Company of California reported first in 1938 that turkey vultures would gather at the site of any gas leak. After finding that this was caused by traces of ethanethiol in the gas it was decided to boost the amount of ethanethiol in the gas, to make detections of leaks easier."
     
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