Travel Theme: Oceans

June 8th was World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated on June 8th since 1992 when Canada proposed the idea at the Earth Summit in Rio, and was officially recognised by the United Nations in 2008. The official website is worldoceansday.org.

Here is my contribution to a weekly travel theme challenge created by wheresmybackpack.wordpress.com.  Because I live by the Atlantic Ocean here in Canada, I thought I would share some pics from last year when my daughter and her family visited, and had fun on our sandy seashores.

“looking for treasures”
“I found a starfish, Nanny!”

“Look what I found…a baby crab!”


“dancing with the waves”

Cats on Ice: Exploring Spring Thaw in Iceberg Alley

Here are some scenes I captured a couple of weeks ago when our backyard bay was full of ice and “bergy bits”.  Maisie and Vivian, being the naturally curious creatures they are, simply had to take a closer look.  On tentative paws and their noses in the air, smelling the invigorating ocean breeze, they took me along…


Time to Head Home for a Cat Nap!