I paddled in the Pacific! That means I've done both sides as it were, California and Japan. When I was little the Pacific Ocean seemed like another planet, not just the other side of this one. I never imagined I'd have visited it even once, let alone both sides of it, even up to about seven or eight years ago. My job has offered me huge opportunities to travel and has paid me enough to indulge in my own travel too. So, the happiness is more about counting my blessings than actually seeing the ocean I guess. Although that was pretty damn cool too.
The view from Yuigahama beach, in Kamakura.