Today is Umi no hi (Ocean Day), here in Japan. It is a national holiday. It is a day to thank the ocean for its blessings (seafood), and to wish for the prosperity of Japan which is surrounded by the sea.
Unfortunately, most of the oceans near mainland Japan do not look beautiful like the ones in New Caledonia. In fact, I was once really shocked to see the waters near Osaka harbor--greyish, black...eww! What can I say, I was spoiled growing up in Hawaii.
Hope you are enjoying Summer.