Travel Photo of the Day (March 12)

A runway in  the Okavango Delta, Botswana.  This plane took off a few minutes before I boarded my plane.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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22 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (March 12)

  1. niasunset says:

    Can it take me too 🙂 These small planes always remind me Saint Exupéry, have you read his books (not talking about Little Princess because it is the most known one but Night Flight, Wind, Sand and Stars, Wisdoms of the Sands, Letter to a Hostage, Southern Mail) How amazingly he expressed flights and desert and people… Thank you dear TBM, this photograph made me excited, as if I am going to somewhere 🙂 have a nice day, with my love, nia

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t read his works, except the Little Prince. I’ll have to check them out. The stories sound fascinating. Thanks Nia!

      • niasunset says:

        He is my master in my writing life… I am impressed so much by his writing… And also he was the one who establish the flight way that today mostly his way is being used by planes… He was the first one. In his books, you read about flights and also about desert life and desert people… I hope it would be interesting for you. You are welcome and Thanks, with my love, nia

      • TBM says:

        Nia you have sold me completely. I’ll keep an eye out for his works when I’m in used bookstores. I think I would love his writing. Thanks so much for the suggestion. I always enjoy finding authors to fall in love with.

  2. Was your plane that small? I have never been in a tiny plane before!!

    • TBM says:

      Yes it was! We flew on a few small planes. Many many many years ago, one of my friends had a small plane and I would fly with him. It is a very different flying experience. You can really feel the wind. And the sound the engine reminded me of the story, The Little Engine that Could. I tried to enjoy the scenery and not to think about the actual flying.

  3. Kristina says:

    The runway looks a bit dangerous with all the branches lying around 🙂 Beautiful plane 😀

    • TBM says:

      It was odd having just a dirt runway–that was a first for me. The branches were off to the side. Everything worked out for us 🙂

  4. zelmare says:

    Can you believe it – I’m so close and I have not been to Botswana? *blush*… 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Sometimes you forget about the places in your backyard. I lived in the US for many years before I finally ventured to Canada. All in good time. If you ever go, it is so lovely.

  5. fgassette says:

    I think I would be afraid to fly in this tiny plane. But I fully enjoy looking at your photo of it. Thanks for sharing.


    • TBM says:

      It is a little scary. And the pilots are so young since they fly these planes to accrue flight hours. Our first pilot looked like he was 18. We flew on several of these small planes and all of the flights were uneventful so by the last one I was much more at ease.

  6. Fergiemoto says:

    What a fun way to tour! Small enough that you should be able to get more personal attention on the tour! By the way, thank you for checking your spam for my comments. I’ve been told it is corrected now, so I hope this one posts!

    • TBM says:

      This comment came through just fine. Thanks so much for letting me know. I loved the view from these small planes. You could see the landscape and the animals on the ground. And there is something special about landing in the middle of the African bush…can’t really beat that.

  7. T.F.Walsh says:

    That plane looks scary… would be so bumpy on it…

    • TBM says:

      It takes some getting used to. And the flights are pretty short. But if you want to get to some of these camps you have to fly.

  8. Hi TBM! I am so inspired by your travel photos, we’d probably create a new section in GatheringBooks about our Photo Journals. 🙂 If we do push through with that, I shall give a HUGE shout-out to you. 🙂

  9. The Hook says:

    What a life you lead! Very cool!

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