Just turned 60 and live very close to the Baltic coast 70 miles south of Stockholm. The sea yields lots of photo opportunities. Started getting seriously interested in photography at the arrival of digital. Currently shooting with a Nikon D700 - a very nice camera capable of noise free images. I always shoot in the NEF format, it gives big room for making the final result the way you want it. Also, using a variety of Nikon lenses and a Sigma 50-500 to reach far away objects.
PS. My old cat looks better than me.