The adventures of Joy at home and away … home is the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. ‘Away’ could be anywhere in time and space!
She was born and raised in country South Australia; gained an Honours degree in zoology from Adelaide University; spent three months backpacking on her own through South-East Asia; lived and worked in Japan and Hong Kong; spent three months travelling all over the United States; and visited Lord Howe Island, New Zealand, Ireland, the British Isles and Norway on short trips.
She works as a freelance science, maths, medical and law book editor. Her office window looks out onto wallabies, kookaburras, bush turkeys and the occasional cow.
If she can combine natural history and travelling, and write about it, she’s in heaven.
All photos are hers unless otherwise attributed. The main banner is the Ridgeway, an ancient road in England that’s thought to have been used for at least 5000 years.
As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest, or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door, that does not look like a door, opens.
Stephen Graham, The Gentle Art of Tramping