Growing up in the Midwest, I spent very little time by the ocean as a child. One vacation to Florida when I was in my tween years is all I can recall. Lake Michigan has no sharks. Yes, it has gar, pike, and other fresh-water barracuda-like varieties in very very limited quantities, but they leave humans alone.
Our son, who has spent nearly the last 20 years of his life in South Carolina, and nearly 1/2 of that in Charleston, has no such fear of the ocean, and in fact, is drawn to it, at home in it, one with it.
1 year ago