Travel Photos of the Week: I’m tired of rain!

And this is coming from someone who loves rain. I need a beach vacation. We’ve had loads of cold, windy, gray, rainy days. I know for those of you buried in snow will say shut up. I understand. I get it. Many people in North America have had a crappy winter. For all of you who are tired of winter, come to the beach with me. Don’t forget the sunscreen.

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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59 Responses to Travel Photos of the Week: I’m tired of rain!

  1. Michelle says:

    you are so inspiring! I hope to be able to do all the things you have done once I finish college!

    – michelle

    • TBM says:

      Give yourself some time. It took me years to save up for my first trip. And I learned to live without things, like a car. I hope you get to travel since it’s the best education after college.

  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Fantastic beer and nice photos too !

    • TBM says:

      Yes the beer was great. We enjoyed sitting there for a few hours soaking in the last rays of the day. This was the night before we hiked Mount Kinabalu and the beer helped me relax.

  3. I adore the beach, and we have yet to spend any time on any of the amazing beaches here in Ecuador. Sad. Gotta remedy that!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  4. The Guat says:

    Dude you know me and my Guat clan … we love heading to the beach. And those pictures are super awesome. Hope you get there soon 🙂

  5. In addition to the above scenes, I love your advice and encouragement to Michelle.

  6. wolke205 says:

    …I m on my way to the beach – with a cocktail, hooray 😀 😉

  7. Rorybore says:

    I’d love to escape all this snow and cold and go to the beach! And a virtual tour is just fine by me too! Although, I really think I could read all day under that umbrella!
    Malaysia is not a place I would have ever though to visit – but it is absolutely beautiful!

    • TBM says:

      I was wowed by Malaysia. We have two friends who live there. The food, the beach, the rain forest, all the animals–it’s a great place to visit.

  8. Lovely shots.
    Wait, you love . . . rain?? I like it once in a while, but can’t stand when it rains for days on end. When I lived in Virginia, the ground was always soggy in the spring–yuck.
    Don’t hate me, but we’re leaving for a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean on Friday. Hope your rain ends soon!

    • TBM says:

      I do love the rain, but it’s getting to be a bit too much. And the park I take Miles too is just mud now. He’s getting lots of baths. Enjoy the cruise and I hope you share lots of photos when you get back!

  9. I need my virtual lounge chair for this virtual beach vacation of yours! 🙂

  10. restlessjo says:

    Mabul Island at sunset for me please (wherever it is! 🙂 )
    The rain hammereth at the window panes 😦

  11. Nearest I got to Malaysia was Thailand (similar beaches). But we do have beaches within walking distance, although not very warm right now. Probably warmer and less wet than your part of the world though 😀

    Rained today though, damp doggy walks.

    • TBM says:

      We almost went to Thailand last year but then we realized how much there’s to do in Malaysia so we decided to stay longer and head to Thailand a different time so we could properly visit each country. I’ll take a slightly warm beach right now.

      Poor Miles is getting so many baths since when we get home from our walks he’s covered in mud.

  12. dadirri7 says:

    we are getting desperate for rain, all our grass is crunchy brown now, trees dropping their leaves … lily pond drying up 😦

  13. bocafrau says:

    These are gorgeous. I just love sunset and beach images no matter where they were taken. 🙂

  14. I don’t like rain, I’m sick of snow (a million more feet of it is in Thursday’s forecast) and I’m not a beach goer. I just want clear skies and 75 degree temperatures. My wants are simple.

    • TBM says:

      I could live with 75 and clear skies. I won’t be picky.

      More snow! I don’t believe it. You poor guys. I feel for all of you buried in snow. Hopefully you get to leave The Grind early.

  15. bulldog says:

    Those must bring back great memories specially when you are suffering from the cold…

  16. pattisj says:

    That was a nice escape. Now I’ll watch the rain some more. We had about an inch of snow earlier, but then it turned to rain and that was the end of that!

  17. You know I’m in :). Any of those gorgeous places above would be just fine with me. We can soak up the rays on the beach while drinking fancy drinks and eating lots of fattening food. Sounds heavenly!!

  18. Jo Bryant says:

    nice…but I can’t complain…it is hot here and I spent the morning out on the harbour

  19. Novroz says:

    Fortunately, the rain has stopped now 🙂 No more flood, lesser and lesser rain.
    Great photos, by the way 🙂

  20. Much needed after the weather we’ve had recently! Can’t believe you love rain though…England is well suited for you then!

  21. Snapfairy says:

    Love the photos! Makes me want to fly away to a gorgeous beach somewhere. I am so tired of the snow here ~ snow hitting us all day today : /

    • TBM says:

      We had more rain last night. It’s been a long winter for many of us. A beach sounds nice 🙂

      • Snapfairy says:

        Yes….I am so ready to wear my flip flops and hide all the boots!

      • TBM says:

        it’s about this time of year I start eyeing my flip flops and wish I could just throw on in the mornings when I take my dog for a walk instead of putting on the books, jacket, scarf, and hat. It’s so much easier in the summer. Shorts, tee, flippies and I’m set. Oh and I don’t have to put my dog in a sweater so he likes it as well.

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