Welcome to our blog.
Why “Our Rumbling Ocean”? The literal explanation: “We live 150 m from the ocean, on the East Coast of South Africa”. We are therefore lucky to hear the ocean rumble throughout the day, a constant background to our lives.
Rumbling oceans can also mean, white noise, something we have become very familiar with, especially after the birth of our son in 2013, after being married for 17 years.
Even deeper than that, oceans never seem to be the same, they have “moods”. Sometimes it is light green, other times dark green or grey-blue. This depends on what the weather is bringing for that day. I guess this is very similar to life. I (Adrian d’Blanco) am a fine art artist and will share projects from time to time here to add some more diversity flavor to the blog.
Finally the coastline bring a range of wildlife and flora.
The idea, therefore, of this blog is to bring some of these events and daily experiences to readers, including family outings, activities, fauna, flora and explorations of Boeta, our son and my art endeavors.
We hope you enjoy this road with us.
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Hi! I have nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
Thanks ever so much. We have accepted this a few times and will do again, always honored.
Thanks so much for following my blog. Your photography is breathtaking!
I share your thoughts on the ocean, I don’t live as near to it as you do. I count myself lucky that I can walk there in ten minutes whenever I want to.
Thanks, always interesting to watch.
Pleased to have found you here. Looking forward to more visits. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.
Thanks for the follow.
I refollowed, because my little one got the pad…but for some reason your blog has nothing in it…I know I followed it before, but can you give me correct address.
Just to say thanks very much for all your kind visits and for liking my blog images. I really do appreciate it my friend. Your blog is honestly amazing
Thanks, my pleasure, struggling to comment at the moment, little man keeping me on the go. Once we have WiFi in the bedroom again it should go better.
You are most kind. Have fun with little guy!
Many thanks for recently following my blog. You have such a beautiful blog and I h be been enjoying your photography
Thanks Anne, like the blog name.
I have nominated you!! 🙂
I really enjoy reading your blog posts and love your photographs. I have nominated you to participate in the Five Day Photo and Five Story Challenge. I hope you accept.
Please let me know if this link works. Carol
Thanks, very kind of you, xxx, will do, but in a day or 2…if that is ok.
You can start any time you like. No pressure. Thanks!
I was about ask you to participate but see you already have an invitation, 🙂
I hope you do join in.
Thanks, yeah I will, just time to get my mind focused is lacking.
I love, love, love the name of this blog.
I am from Canada, but that part of the world sounds beautiful.
The ocean is my favourite thing. That noise you describe is my ultimate peace. I don’t blame you for using it as inspiration for a blog.
Look forward to reading more, now that I am following you.
Thanks, yes it is constant in the background, drowning out most other noises which is great. Thanks for the follow.
Hi- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. You live in a beautiful part of the world and your images are beautiful.
Hi Jane, pleasure, I will spend some more time there as soon as the toddler calms down and I have a little moment. Like what I saw. Always great to follow photography blogs, inspiration for me.
Hi! I have nominated you for the Black Wolf Blogging Award. I really love your site. For details you can see it at – https://nicodemasplusthree.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/the-black-wolf-blogging-award/
Wishing you all the best!
Thanks, kind of you, will have a look.
Hello Boeta… I have nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. Your blog posts never cease to inspire me and the versatility of your work is really amazing. Kindly see the details at https://photoniompong.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/versatile-blogger-award/ .
Keep it up! 🙂
Congratulations on your award and thanks for the honour. We appreciate it.
I used to live on some Scottish islands and loved living near the sea – very calming. Whatever bad mood I could end up in, I’d go down to the sea and feel better every time 🙂
Oh yes, taking a walk makes a massive difference to a mood. Hehe.
After 40 years in the middle of the North American continent, I now live a mile from the ocean, in Cornwall, on the southwest tip of Britain. And you’re right–the ocean does have its moods. You could watch it all day and not see the same thing twice.
Thanks, yes Ellen, it really does, pretty angry at the moment with high waves and strong wind.
BAie dankie dat jy my blog ook volg! Ek geniet dit om jou foto’s te sien!
Hehe, nog altyd gedoen, bietjie skoongemaak, te veel onnodige blogs.
Thanks for the follow 🙂
Thanks for following! You have a great blog.
Pleasure. Looking forward.
I gave you awards at: https://lifeofmon.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/new-award-and-massive-nominations/
Thanks, we are on holiday at the moment.
Hello! I just nominated you for the 3 Days 3 Quote Challenge if you would like to participate. You can check out my blog for the rules. https://unexpectedincommonhours.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/3-days-3-quotes-challenge-day-three/
Thanks, I will have a look.
I’ve just nominated you for the 5 photos- 5 days challenge.
I hope you can do: if not don’t worry. x
hi 🙂 I’ve just nominated you for the sisterhood award!
A Wonderful blog Boeta, love your photos and sharing the birds of your country with which I am not familiar.
Thanks, you too.
He-Man would be quite at home living 150m from the sea. He’s always wanted to live near it, but his unwillingness to commute longer than 40 minutes has kept us in the suburbs of Silicon Valley.
We often head over the hill for dinner, and a stroll, and I head over even more often for photographic adventures, and birding. I’m so looking forward to seeing the birds you have there, and reading about the adventures the little one brings too.
I’ve got my 2.7 yr old #1 Grandson full time so can relate to much of what you’re experiencing with your little one. Albeit I might be a bit more relaxed since this my 3 time through child rearing. 🙂 It certainly seems easier anyway.
Nice to meet you..seems you have some fun adventures too. Have a great week.
Hey, I’ve nominated you for the following award: https://amommasview.wordpress.com/2015/08/28/recognized-again/
Feel free to accept it or not, it’s up to you. Just a sign of my appreciation for your support.
Thank you so much. Very kind of you!
You are very welcome
Thanks for following my blog, It’s nice that WordPress bring different worlds together.
I live in the Netherlands and look forward to follow your life in Africa 🙂
Pleasure Ellen, Looking forward too.
I tagged you in a Happiness post. Pass or play, I don’t mind, just happy to share your work 🙂
Thanks, will have a look as soon as I can…have a great weekend.
You too, thanks 🙂
I have seem to have lost you yet again
I was thinking about you and your family
Hope all is well