I am so glad to have found this article and reader responses. I live in the foothills west of Denver and while it is absolutely gorgeous I feel dried up and landlocked which doesn't help my chronic depression. I'm originally from the East and I most miss the large bodies of water...especially the Ocean. For now because of career, my husband and I must stay put but I can relate to that feeling of being drawn to the water. It always helps tremendously. I could be in the worst depression and going to spend time by water always helps. For the reader who said that they realized that as they are getting older they feel they must go be by the sea, I say do it! I hope it works out. I plan to do the same some day. But in the mean time I have become a Colorado Lake hopper (not that there are many) but we do have some and it helps!