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.

Flies are a nuisance

Flies Are a Nuisance in Western Australia

In Spring time in Western Australia, the blowies and bush flies as the Aussies call them, swarm in such large numbers that folks wear nets over their heads in the garden.

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.

Kelloggs Rice Bubbles Cereal

Of course there are many American products that are not available in Australia, jus as there are products here that you would never find in the U.S. And some products are available in both places with interesting changes.

Woman working in rice fields in Bali

Daily Beauty in the Rice Fields near Ubud, Bali

This woman working in the rice fields arrested my eye with themy shape her body made as she bent in the vibrant green rice field in her tangerine colored clothing.

Cute Australian Creature Crossing Signs

Australia is of course well known for it’s variety of unusual animals. Since it is a very sparsely populated continent, these animals roam wild in the bush.

Low tech motorbike sun shade, Ubud, Bali

Ingenuious Low Tech Motorbike Sun Visor

The Balinese solution to a heated up motorbike using an opened-up cardboard box has the advantage of being free, and you don’t have to carry it along with you.

View from the Stairway to the Bibbulmun Track

Today’s Adventure on the Southern Coast

This deserted stretch of beach in Western Australia has access to the Bibbulmun Track, a 1000 Kilometer trail you can hike from the city of Albany all the way north to Perth, about five hours by car.

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.

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.

Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal

We have been traveling almost continuously since April 2013. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Southeast 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

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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