Is this song by Glenn Campbell in your head now? I loved that song when it came out in the 1960's. I was a teenager living in landlocked downstate Illinois. Maybe that's why I've always loved water-- a lake, the ocean, rivers, waterfalls, a koi pond-- you name it, if water is involved I want to be near it.
I live a few minute's walk away from Lake Atitlan and nothing relaxes me like "just sittin' by the dock." Other people in town enjoy it as well and it's a wonderful place to relax and hang out.
The busy vendors will approach with their wares. They are nice, friendly people and will engage in conversation even if you don't buy from them-- a good way to practice your Spanish.
I never get tired of sitting by the dock, because the water is relaxing and there's always something to see, from ducks floating aimlessly to people going places.
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown
"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it." ~Jesse Stuart
"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf