Coconuts along the road side, Ubud, Bali

Roadside Coconuts for Recycling in Ubud, Bali

In Bali, fresh coconut water is a popular beverage. At first we thought that these coconuts were awaiting customers. We later learned that someone will eventually come by and recycle them.

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Motorbike Frog in Australia Uncannily Sounds Exactly Like a Motorbike

The all of the Australian Motor Bike frog sounds exactly like the revving of a distant motorbike. Another of the amazingly interesting creatures from down under.

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Plenty of lemons means lots of lemonade

Lemons grow year round in Western Australia. During our time visiting Australia we had lots of lemons and lots of lemonade.

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Albany, WA Farmers Market

Albany Farmers Market, Albany, WA, Australia

The Albany farmers market in Western Australia is small but we found organic vegetables that we weren’t finding in the grocery stores, free range meat, and fresh baked bread.

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Coffee and Cake at Gilberts Winery near Kendenup

We met some of our new friends for coffee in the garden at the Gilbert’s Winery, just down the road from where we are house sitting in Kendenup, Western Australia.

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Tilling the rice fields in Ubud, Bali

Tilling the Rice Fields in Bali

In Bali, farmers use gas driven plows, looking like giant lawnmowers, to till a muddy rice field. White egrets follow them around, eating the small creatures that are unearthed.

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White-breasted Waterhen, Ubud, Bali

White-breasted Waterhen in Rice Fields of Bali

The White-breasted Waterhen is a common sight in the rice fields of Bali, Indonesia. They feast mainly on the insects in the shallow water.

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Bali Shrine Gate with Dragonfly

Dragonfly on Shrine Gate

Beside the terrace to our room in Bali, Indonesia was an ornate metal gate opening to a small shrine. This lovely gold and black dragonfly alighted there for a moment.

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Camouflaged Tree Frog in Albany, Western Australia

We came upon a large crow pecking at a tree. We soon realized that the crow was in fact attacking this large tree frog that was camouflaged on the side of the tree.

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Macaque Monkey in Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud

The Sacred Monkey Forest in the city of Ubud, Bali is a lush jungle area filled with troupes of monkeys. But visitors should be warned to be wary of the indigent monkeys, which are not friendly.

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Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal

This year will mark our fourth year of almost continuous travel. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Asia, Oceana and Central America.

Our travels lead us to discover so many wonderful places and we have so many great adventures. Along the way, we have learned how to travel extensively on our meager budget. We write about our adventures and assist others in realizing their travel dreams on our blog

The Joyful Journeying Photo Journal is our place to inspire you to have your own travel adventures. We share photographs and stories of the many sights that have made our lives richer and lots more fun.

We hope these images encourage you to see more of what this amazing planet has to offer!


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Seaweed Strewn Beach, Maine Coast

The central coast of Maine is known for it’s many picturesque beaches. Many of these beaches border the long necks that jut out into the ocean and are very rocky.

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