Take a Swim

Feeling down? Return to a buoyant mood with an imaginary dip.

Poolandspa.com ushers you into hot tubs (a Japanese tea house model looks invitingly serene) and diving, lap and negative-edge pools of every conceivable design. Photos of yellow rubber duckies will have you reminiscing fondly about your first swim buddy.

The federal sanctuaries showcased at marinelife.noaa.gov are just the place to set your thoughts gently adrift. Contemplating these coastal, island and undersea parks from Hawaii to Monterey Bay and the Florida Keys is nothing less than restorative.