Travel Photo of the Day (August 7)

While visiting the Cape of Good Hope, we also stopped at Cape Point to check out the lighthouse. The lighthouse used to be higher up, but had to moved lower since it was seen too early and many ships came in too close causing wrecks. Also, the fog clings to higher elevations. The views from the path are superb. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to climb all the way to the top since I had just started physical therapy for my knee and I didn’t have enough time to hobble up and down before the tour bus left. Even halfway up I saw beautiful views. And now I have a wonderful reason to return–to climb all the way to the top!

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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29 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (August 7)

  1. fgassette says:

    AHH! A lighthouse, I love them. You just added another one I will have to visit. Your photo is beautiful. I wonder who will get there first? You again or me for the first time.


  2. scrapydo says:

    Good on you, something to look forward to (It is so beautiful up there!)

  3. Beautiful. Love visiting light houses and learning about their history!

  4. pattisj says:

    I hope you have that opportunity. I’d love to see the pictures from up there. 🙂

  5. Gilly Gee says:

    How unusual, I bet South Africa’s gardens were amazing!

  6. zelmare says:

    Lovely photograph. Yip, you’ll have to come back to go to the top! 🙂

  7. Ooooh, I love lighthouses, and this one looks like it has very beautiful surroundings. Are you going to post a photo of the beautiful views you described? Pretty please :).

  8. Lynne Ayers says:

    Well that would be a lighthouse not doing its job – drawing seafarers in onto the rocks … is that photo foreshortened (is that a word?) or is it really just a really little lighthouse?

  9. Fergiemoto says:

    Cool place and cool shot! Hope the knee heals soon so you can return for that climb!

    • TBM says:

      Knee is a little better now. I’m sure I could climb to the top now. I just have to keep doing my exercises that my PT gave me.

  10. This is so cool! Haha. So many people there too.

    • TBM says:

      Yes…and lots of baboons! You have to be careful around the baboons if you have food since they will be forceful to get it. Some kid lost his popcorn.

  11. Madhu says:

    Would love to see the view from the top! Take care of that knee TBM.

  12. Myra GB says:

    I love lighthouses! I did a picture book review about lighthouses, it’s a nonfiction work entitled Birdie’s Lighthouse. Fell in love with the story. Take better care of yourself, TBM. Hope everything’s well now.

    • TBM says:

      The story looks delightful. The knee is better now, but it won’t be back to 100%. Oh well, at least I can climb to the top now if the opportunity arose. Thanks Myra.

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