If you could bottle a fragrance that smelled like salty air, I’d invest in the manufacturer. But it’s probably easier to just move to the coast and enjoy the real thing.
This lovely scent means different things to different people. The smell of salty air brings back memories of vacations, family reunions, weddings on the beach or the honeymoon after.
It reminds me of a way of life: my husband and I have enjoyed raising our boys in several coastal towns. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning, walking outside and taking a deep breath of salty air. It hangs around you and floats on the breezes. Sure the salt can coat your cars and patio furniture but that is what I find charming.
Salty air reminds me of my dog, Sundance, who we raised mostly in the coastal towns of Mobile, AL and Surfside Beach, SC. Sundance loved swimming in the surf and perfected the art of body surfing with a tennis ball in his mouth. In Mobile, we would load him into the back seat of our Trooper and drive to Dauphin Island with the windows down. He would hang out and relax but as soon as we got to the bridge into Dauphin Island, his head was stuck out the window enjoying that smell. A happy dog he was once we parked and got out. Sundance would beat us to the surf if we hadn’t had him restrained on a leash to walk past the dunes.
It was originally a saying from the British government as a morale booster during the second World War. “Keep Calm and Carry On” showed up on propaganda posters but because it was never really circulated on a wide scale, it didn’t quite catch on. Back in the turn of this century someone found some remaining posters and now the saying is everywhere. The issue of trademark has arisen but I haven’t found anything yet to indicate the US or the UK have definitely deemed the saying trademarkable so it just keeps on keeping calm. Many an entrepreneur on both sides of the pond has decided what to Keep Calm or how to Keep Calm and are cashing in on this now-popular phrase.
In the jolly ol’ spirit of things I’ve come up with my own, and yes, mine do have something to do with the coast and the beach and just my life’s interests. Hope you find them enjoyable.
Can you add any? Comment below.
Keep calm and put your toes in the sand
Keep calm and stare at your seashell collection
Keep calm and watch the surf
Keep calm and beach comb
Keep calm and surf
Keep calm and play with your seaglass
Keep calm and fill your beach bucket
Keep calm and sunbathe
Keep calm and bird watch
Keep calm and kick the sand
Keep calm and smell the salt air
Keep calm and drink wine
Keep calm and catch a wave
Keep calm and swim with the dolphins
Keep calm and dream of summer
Keep calm and enjoy the waves
Keep calm and enjoy the sand
Keep calm and pretend you’re on vacation
Keep calm and protect the turtles
Keep calm and protect the nesting shorebirds
Keep calm, you’re almost at the beach
Keep calm, you’re almost at the lake
Keep calm and sit on the dock
Keep calm and watch the sunset
Keep calm and watch out for sharks
Keep calm and fish on
Keep calm, it’s just a hurricane
Keep calm and coast
Keep calm and keep swimming
Keep calm and float on
Keep calm and enjoy the salt spray
Keep calm and drop anchor
Keep calm and moor your boat
Keep calm and shuck an oyster
Keep calm and paddle
Keep calm and float with the manatees
Keep calm and Ukulele on
Keep calm and Hula on
Keep calm and boat on
Keep calm and sail on
Keep calm and sway with the palm trees
Keep calm and soak up the sun
Keep calm and make a sand castle
Keep calm and seine on
Keep calm and catch a fish
Keep calm and crawfish on
Need a t-shirt with any of these sayings? Let me know, I’ll whip one up for you on my Etsy store, Crafty Beachcomber.
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