Travel Photo theme ‘Oceans’


Ailsa’s travel photo theme this week is ‘Oceans’, in honour or World Ocean day which was on June 8th. The five oceans of the earth are the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Antarctic Ocean, which is also called the Southern Ocean.

My home in South Africa is just a few yards from the Indian Ocean, which stretches from the east coast of Africa across to the west coast of Australia, including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf. I can see it when I look out of my bedroom window. Sometimes it’s grey and foreboding,

but today it’s blue and enticing.

We often go walking along the ocean front, past the new pier,

and the lighthouse, which has been around since 1954.

Whilst on a cruise of the Great Barrier Reef, we went snorkelling in the Coral Sea, which is right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

A few years ago, as our plane flew into Bora Bora in French Polynesia, we could look down and see the beautiful blues of  yet another part of the Pacific Ocean, the largest ocean on earth, which stretches from the western side of North and South America across to Asia and north to south from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Here is a photo taken next to the north Atlantic Ocean when we visited Casablanca, Morocco, a few years ago.

This same blonde woman who often pops up in hubby’s photos, (I’ll have to ask him who she is), ;) is standing next to the south Atlantic Ocean at Copacabana Beach in Rio. You can see Sugarloaf Mountain in the background.

The Arctic and Antarctic oceans will probably never be on our ‘to visit’ list. I think we’d find them a bit too cold for our liking.

Have a great weekend everyone, wherever you are. Chat again soon.

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46 comments on “Travel Photo theme ‘Oceans’

  1. How wonderful to live so close to the ocean, AD, and I love those photos of Morocco. The Arctic and Antarctic are definitely on my to do list – I’m all about the penguins and polar bears :) so I’ll be sure to take lots of photos when I eventually make it to the poles! :)

    • I look forward to your photos one day, ailsa. Yes, it is lovely to be able to see the sea and the beach whenever we please. I guess I take it too much for granted though, after living here for 10 years.

  2. Hi,
    Lovely photos, and I love the style of the new pier very unusual. Isn’t it amazing how the ocean can look so different on different days just amazing. :)

    • Thanks so much for your visit. Yes, the new pier is very attractive with the elephant-tusk look. ;) Some days, the ocean looks so sparkling, whereas on other days, it’s really menacing.

  3. Lovely pictures. I will always remember my first real look at the Pacific ocean, because of who I was with at the time. ;-)

  4. WOW! These are all amazing photographs and how nice you can watch the Ocean from your window. The new pier is so beautiful, I try to imagine during night, I guess it has lights too… And I love this lady, she is so nice one :) The photograph from the plane, The Pacific Ocean is amazing too… Thank you dear AD, have a nice weekend, love, nia

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