Navy? I spent 8 years in the US Navy from 1982 - 1990.
Stationed in Guam & Long Beach, CA & Bangor, WA.
Guam = Tug Boat for 2 years
Long Beach, CA = USS Prairie for 3 years
Bangor, WA = Nuclear Sub for 2 1/2 years
Served as an Electrician on all duties.
Discharged as EM1 (Electricians Mate 1st Class - E6) after 8 faithful years.
I currently live in Minnesota, so I am as far away from an ocean as you are at this point. However, I would really would enjoy getting back to the ocean scene or any coastal front area.
My wife and I are planning a trip in 2011 for a West Coast trip.
As we said in the Navy:
"Wishing you Fair Winds and Following Seas in your Journey"
Have fun and enjoy all your family trips camping!!!