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

  1. dorne whale says:

    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.

  2. doriandean says:

    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. πŸ™‚ Take care!


  3. Mrs. Bingles says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  4. Hope Nwosu says:

    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.
    Best wishes,

  5. dorne whale says:

    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.

    • Boeta says:

      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.

  6. Carol Donaldson says:

    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!

  7. Bob Mills says:

    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
    Kind Regards

  8. Emy Will says:

    Hi, “white noise” ~ sounds magical πŸ™‚
    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,

  9. bobmielke says:

    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

  10. Beauty Along the Road says:

    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.

  11. auntyuta says:

    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.

  12. rodi (Rob and Diane) says:

    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

  13. andthreetogo says:

    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! πŸ™‚

  14. archecotech says:

    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.

  15. jennylyngorman says:

    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.

  16. Sreejith Nair says:

    Hello there,

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following it πŸ™‚

    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 πŸ™‚

    Wish you all a very happy new year πŸ™‚

    • Boeta says:

      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

  17. Just Another Nature Enthusiast says:

    Hello Boeta-
    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…

  18. JudyinFrance says:

    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.

  19. Anita says:

    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!

  20. mamalisa4 says:

    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!! πŸ™‚

  21. El Rolyat says:

    Thank you for following Far Out in Africa, back at you πŸ™‚ 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!)

  22. annarashbrook says:

    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!

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