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.
175 thoughts on “About”
Many thanks for following my blog and I am happy to discover yours and follow. Looking forward to your posts. Love the photographs…particularly the eagle owl.
Pleasure, same here.
Hi!! I was just nominated for the Liebster award, and I chose your blog to pass it along to as I love reading your entries and seeing your pictures. You have a wonderful blog. I know that it is a lot to do, so if you do not have the time to do the entry or do not want to, no worries there– I just wanted for you to know that I acknowledged you on my blog page. 🙂 Take care!
Thanks to you both! Very kind of you!
Absolutely! Love your blog. 🙂
Your pictures are wonderful~
Thank you so much.
Thank you for the follow. Your photos are really nice, and I look forward to seeing more of your posts!
Same here, thanks
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere, and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Have a great day 🙂
Pleasure is all mine.
Hi Boeta, first of all thanks for the follow. I really like the name of your blog and the reasons behind it. I’m going to be your new follower and I can’t wait to read more about your life 🙂
Thanks, glad you like it.
Many thanks for the follow. We were in Pretoria, SA for about one year but didn’t see much of the country.
I look forward to more posts about that beautiful country, etc.
Thanks Hope, I missed this, sorry for late reply!
Hi to you all and hope you are enjoying your spring weather. In the UK we are approaching our autumn.
I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blog Award and I’m nominating you..
I’ll be posting the rules on my blog post/page, just as soon as I’ve figured them out. So please check this out…this week, if you’re interested.
I look forward to your future posts.
Thanks. Very kind of you. Today’s post about the farmyard should answer the question about spring…hehe. It is quickly getting warmer. Have a nice last part of Sunday.
Thanks for the follow at naturestimeline, much appreciated.
Beautiful! Thank you for following betternotbroken, I look forward to following your blog too!
Thanks for following my blog. I never knew that collared doves were also found in South Africa. They were rare in England until the 1930’s but are now everywhere. Two are sitting on my bird table as I write and gobbling up all the seed!
Wow, interesting. Pleasure, looking forward to new posts.
Thank you for following my blog, I hope you enjoy mine as much as I enjoyed yours. I will be looking forward to your future posts. :o)
Same here. Pleasure is all mine.
Thanks for following my posts.
Look forward to learning more about your life and loves..
Same here. thanks.
You have an amazing blog; and I adore where you are living. Just wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for kindly following. I shall look forward to returning to learn more about you in the future my friend
Thanks Bob, looking forward to see your photos.
Thank you my friend
Thank-you for visiting and following my blog – I am really grateful. I have been looking at your posts this evening and have enjoyed them very much.
Nice to “meet” you. Looking forward to more.
Hi Boeta, thanks for the follow. I enjoyed reading your blog and great pictures. 🙂
Pleasure and thanks.
You have a wonderful blog! So very cool! Thank you for being part of mine.
Thanks, glad you like it, looking forward to new posts.
Thanks for choosing to follow my blog. I like the look of yours and look forward to more.
Love the photographs … the elephants and the ocean … and cute Boeta 😉
Thanks Julia, look forward to it and thanks for the follow.
Hi, “white noise” ~ sounds magical 🙂
Thank you for following my blog Fur Out The Closet, which led me to yours.
I look forward to reading more about your life in Africa.
All the best,
Same here, glad to meet you.
Interesting About. I live just 65 miles away from the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon, USA coast. Unfortunately there’s an entire mountain range between the valley where I live and the coastline so I assure you we don’t hear anything. Thanks for peeking at my blog. – Bob
Thanks, and will peek every so often..he he. Very nice.
Congratulations! Beautiful pictures
Thanks Corina. Followed you back, looking forward.
Thank you! Am delighted.
Living in the mountains, I miss the sound of the ocean – such a primal sound. Oh, and what a surprise to have a child after such a long time. I am sure your son is bringing a lot of new sounds into your home… thank you so much for visiting and following Beauty Along the Road.
Pleasure, looking forward.
Thank you for following me. We live at the East Coast of Australia. Some of your pictures remind me of places and things in Australia.
We are great-grandparents. The lovely pictures of your son remind me of our two youngest great-grandchildren.
Wonderful that after so many years of marriage you had a child. Our youngest child was born eighteen years after our third child. I was 44 then. I am 80 now and the youngest daughter is going on 36.
Thanks, hope we can copy that wonderful achievement. Pleasure to see and follow.
Thanks for liking my post; I hope you choose to follow our upcoming adventures. I’m fascinated by Africa and hope to get there someday. We especially liked the elephant park post; African elephants are so much bigger and different; almost impossible to tame also; very different from Thailand. We have a great post on our experiences with Asian elephants here http://wp.me/p4YMQ4-sr if you’re interested. We also had a South African neighbor when we lived in Canada but he wasn’t as interestinng; lol
Hi guys, yes looking forward to see what you get up to, looks like the elephant ride was fun and some yumm food to go with. Have a great weekend.
I nominated you for Excellence Blog Award.
That is very kind of you. We will go and look as soon as we can. Thanks for the honour, Risty.
I just wanted to say thank you for following us at And Three To Go! Also I am very excited that you found us, you are the first blog I have followed from South Africa! I am so looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂
and we are 3 to go too. haha. Pleasure is all ours. Looking forward.
Hi South Africa! What a great introduction!
Hi Swiss Aussie..hehe! Thanks.
I wanted you to know that I’ve nominated your blog – Very Inspiring Blog Award – I really enjoy your blog. I hope you will accept the award. Blogging about your son and Africa – well it has made me want to visit Africa and see all the beauty it holds. Thanks.
Thanks, we are honoured that you thought of us. We will accept and do a thank you post in the next period. Thanks again, have a great week.
I love your blog and I love the east coast of SA. I have lived all over the place and lived in Swakopmund for 15 years so loved the west coast just as much. Amazing how the coasts differ. Now I am settled in CT for good I think and love the two oceans we have here.
Thanks, yes both sides have totally different environments, Swakopmund does also have lots of mist. Lovely place.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following it 🙂
It’s really a very interesting ‘about’ section and enjoyed reading.
Really enjoyed the flora and fauna from this amazing country and looking forward to follow your adventures… as well as Boeta’s 🙂
Wish you all a very happy new year 🙂
Thanks, happy to find and meet you.
Thank you for visiting my photography blog and choosing to follow along Boeta.
Love your eye, I am no crack photographer, but love seeing and being inspired.
What a beautiful place to live! Your photography is stunning.
I love your tagline “everyday brings new adventures.” I am working on developing a more adventurous spirit and am documenting it here https://embark52.wordpress.com/.
Thanks, well that is precisely our life at the moment, with our son, not meaning climbing rocks and jumping of bridges, but climbing couches and building blocks, teaching and experiencing life and nature with him…no 2 days will ever be the same again. Hehe
Thank you for the follow! I am honoured. 🙂 Happy new year!
Thanks, pleasure, to you too.
Hi, thank you for following my blog. I am a South African (living in Australia) too 🙂
Pleasure, nice to meet you.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and giving it a “follow.” I hope you will enjoy dropping in on my ramblings about Nature!
Your blog is beautiful… I am fascinated by the wildlife of South Africa as seen through your photography.
Best wishes for an amazing 2015…
You blog name made me look immediately, we love nature too. Nice to meet, will be visiting as much as we are allowed with the 19 month bosses framework. ..he he.
Fantastic! Glad to see your priority is your little one. ❤
I look forward to seeing you when you are able… will be clicking to follow your blog in just a moment.
We took a drive yesterday, got plenty of wildlife and birdies for a few days and the little one had a ball again running around where possible. Thanks for the follow.
Thanks for coming back 🙂
Hahaha, was away for about 2 hours, just a bit of cleansing on our part, so many followed blogs just “disappear”, we redo things every so often. Not to worry, still here or is it there!
I totally understand 😉 I changed themes last night for the first time. Pushing the button to make the switch made me very nervous. What a relief when all transferred pretty much as I imagined in the customizer. Have a stellar day ❤
You too…I have the added disadvantage of toddler fingers around me, he has unfollowed a few, mostly seen immediately, but sometimes I wonder “what happened to this or that, then I see, nothing, just not following…hehehe.
Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to like our guest blog. May our other poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂
Thank you for following my blog. I almost made it to South Africa the week after Christmas, but my husband freaked out with the ebola in west Africa. So it is on my agenda for 2015-2016.
Pleasure, we are far away from that.
Thank you so much for following my blog. The best consequence of that is that I’ve now discovered yours. What beautiful images! Lucky you to be surrounded by the natural world. Thank you for sharing it.
Thanks, also glad to have found yours. Pleasure is all ours.
Thanks for the follow, I dropped by yours and I think I’ll return the compliment! Love your photos!
Looking forward to seeing more from you.
Thank you for your follow, I appreciate it. Your nature photos are great, and it’s so wonderful that you folks with your cute son get to live near the ocean!
Thanks Anita, we are enjoying it. Pleasure.
I have been here before, I love your blog, thank you for the follow!
Just nominated you for the Real Neat Blog award https://movingaroundmum.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/real-neat-blog-award/
Thanks, very kind of you, will look into that when we return home from our little trip!
such great, beautiful presentation – well deserved!
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Hi there! I have found you through Owl Wonder & I am so happy that I did!! I am excited to read about your life in South Africa!! I am in awe of your photographs and can’t wait to read through it all!! 🙂
Thanks, very nice of you to say. As you will notice, we are just putting little moments together to make a story of happenings in our lives.
Thank you for following Far Out in Africa, back at you 🙂 You have some beautiful photos and interesting stories and I’m looking forward to following your adventure!
(P.S. You are so lucky to live so close to the ocean!)
Thanks, yes it is fun, right now, when it is hot and the wind turns, that ocean wind, man it is a blessing…
Yes!! The ocean beats with a strong heart! We have similar interests and blog subjects. I enjoyed having a browse.
Thanks, I see and thanks for the follow, we definitely will do the same.
Hi Boeta! Thank you so much for visiting & following my blog http://www.enjoytowrite.com, I am honoured. I love your pictures, they are trully inspiring!! Keep posting & have a great week! 🙂
Pleasure, thanks for looking in, you have a lovely blog too. Best wishes for the week.
Thanks for your follow, I dropped by and decided to return the compliment! I know as well what it is like to live with white noise, we have a small waterfall on the river Mur over the road from our flat and the Thomotaler stream on two other sides, when there is a lot of rain or sudden snow melt it can get very loud!
Hi, Boeta. I’ve nominated you to take part in the 5 day B&W photo challenge. It’s entirely voluntary, if you have the time and inclination. No pressure. 🙂 https://anotherday2paradise.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/5-day-bw-challenge-1-the-colosseum/
Sounds interesting, will look and see tonight. Thanks.