Feeling 'Tied to the Ocean?' Just 'Ask Pops.'

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Speaking at a dinner in Newport, RI, in 1962, President John F. Kennedy said, "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came."

Dave Masch considers himself strongly tied to the sea. He's lived by the Atlantic Ocean for 56 years, and writes a sporadic column on sea life called "Ask Pops." He joins us to discuss the ocean and those creatures who inhabit it.


Dave Masch

Produced by:

Noel King

Comments [2]

mark from Massachusettes

I just listed to Pops interview on your website. I grew up inland and wanted to live by the sea all my life. I moved to the coast fo Mass. in my 20's and will not move unless it's another coastal location. I'm an avid saltwater fisherman and relish any opportunity to get out there even though I'm prone to sea sickness. Thanks for Bonine and saltines! As Jimmy Buffet says ' the sea is in my veins'.

By the Celeste your very pretty.

Nov. 10 2010 12:27 PM
Liz Wheeler from Staten Island

The Atlantic ocean - my life blood. I lived in Buffalo for 12 years and had not been near the ocean in all that time. Then drove to Provincetown for a break from school. The sight of the ocean so moved me that I was in tears. I had been so focused on finishing grad school that I hadn't paid much attention to what I was missing from my life. Now, I'm back where I grew up - on an island, surrounded by the Atlantic. The view from our back deck is of the ocean and Sandy Hook. At the end of the day that view erases the stress from my life and grounds me. All summer long we go to the Jersey shore and spend the day playing in the surf. It is the most renewing thing I can do.

Nov. 10 2010 07:15 AM

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