Travel Theme: Oceans

June 8th was World Oceans Day.  Ailsa has decided to honor this event by making it the theme for this week’s travel inspiration.  When I was in Cape Town, I did a half day trip to the Cape of Good Hope.  Along the way, we had wonderful views of the Atlantic Ocean.  Here are some of the views.

I think it is safe to say that most creatures enjoyed the view.

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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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55 Responses to Travel Theme: Oceans

  1. scrapydo says:

    Awesome! So clean and fresh and you can’t really get near the water

  2. I think he’s looking at all the birds flying around out there and wishing he could do the same :). Beautiful shots TBM!!

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    No matter where, scenes of the ocean are refreshing and calming.

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Wonderful–as always. Your photos are always so inspiring to me—there are many levels to them. And water ones always draw me in!!!

  5. Madhu says:

    Really lovely TBM! That little lagoon in the first picture seems very inviting 🙂

  6. All wonderful shots – the last one is a really amazing image – great capture! 🙂

  7. melouisef says:

    Thought I recognized this

  8. josmojo says:

    Was there last September….loved the shades of blue in the ocean. So clear and so many hues of blue and green.
    Beautiful pictures!

    • TBM says:

      The water looked so pure and inviting. But we were warned about sharks. A little down the road though, there were a ton of surfers.

  9. niasunset says:

    There is a heart shape in the first one, I noticed now 🙂

  10. zelmare says:

    Cape of Storms. Beautiful as always. 🙂

  11. meanwhilein3 says:

    The Ostrich picture made me smile. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  12. Gilly Gee says:

    Crazy funny bird! great photos 🙂

  13. Carol says:

    Beautiful. I especially like the ostich photo.

  14. Lynne Ayers says:

    Hah – love the ostrich or emu, or whatever …

    • TBM says:

      Thanks. I think this one is an ostrich. Not sure if I’ve seen an emu in the wild. Now I can’t remember if I’ve seen one in the zoo or something either.

  15. lynnsbooks says:

    Do you think the ostrich is wishing it was a fish – after all, not much point in being a (big) bird if you can’t fly! Great pics.
    Lynn 😀

  16. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful! The water is so crystal blue. Seeing an ostrich by the ocean is a new one for me though! Loved it.

    • TBM says:

      I was surprised by that as well. We didn’t see many during the whole trip but then all of a sudden here was this one staring at the ocean.

  17. Oi, it’s beautiful!!! How am I ever going to leave SA?? Tough times ahead!! 🙂 **

    • TBM says:

      I know how you feel. I’ve moved from some really beautiful places, but I always find that the new place has its own beauty and charm. I wish you the best of luck!

  18. The Hook says:

    Cool shots! Very powerful – the angle, that is!

  19. Jo Bryant says:

    from the back Mr ostrich looks wistful

    • TBM says:

      I had that feeling as well when I watched him. I would really love to know what was troubling him and I would have listened.

  20. The Guat says:

    These are awesome pics. I wish I could say … yeah when I was in Cape Town I did so and so …. but no … I haven’t taken a vacation since 2007 just the beach…regular Pacific Ocean

  21. Valentina says:

    Lovely feeling. I can see myself opening a window to this view.

  22. ailsapm says:

    I love it, TBM, I was getting into the ocean shots and then up popped that glorious ostrich, how lovely! 🙂

  23. gkm2011 says:

    The ostrich cracked me up! I have a small stuffed ostrich that my mom gave me when I was young because I was all legs growing up. This photo is beautiful and made me remember that time. Thank you.

  24. buddhafulkat says:

    How beautiful and relaxing. The ostrich checking out the view made me chuckle – great shot!

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