“Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
The sea is a big part of the book. The sea is where mostly everything takes place and the old man spends most of his time. Fishing is the old mans passion and being on the sea is something that he is used to and enjoys.