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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 JoyfulJourneying.com.
We hope these images encourage you to see more of what this amazing planet has to offer!
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We had been jonesin’ for some pizza in Australia and the frozen stuff there tastes like cardboard. Fortunately, the homeowners in Kendenup, WA, had an old bread machine.
Our tuk-tuk driver calmly squeezes into the impossibly narrow space, avoids the dog sleeping in the lane, then jogs hard left, missing by millimeters the old women walking two abreast with baskets on their heads.
The Petroglyph Complex near Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico is a unique and humbling experience. See amazing stone carvings from ancient times, a hike through natural beauty and an unbelievable waterfall among immense boulders.
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.
Near Portland, OR, the Columbia River flows though the Columbia River Gorge, a canyon
Although ghost crabs are considered nocturnal, the entire dry section of the beach at Marino Ballena was covered by the holes to their burrows.