Turquoise and Marble Memories

01 Jul

Turquoise and Marble Memories

I was browsing the thousands of photographs I managed to take during my adventures in Chile late last year and early this year, it bought back so many memories. Images that stood out in my mind, captured for a fleeting moment and now preserved for generations to come, where others can visualise what my eyes did see. Wonders of Nature in all her beauty and stark harshness, yet leaving one in awe of her magnificence.

Join me in revisiting some of the beautiful areas of Patagonia South Chile, where we travel through the Austral highway, passing by the majestic Cerro Castillo, know the effects of Hudson Volcano’s latest eruption in the dead woods sector, then arriving at Peurto Rio Tranquilo in Lake General Carrera, where you will meet the Marble Chapels, a natural formation engraved by water over millions of years. The waters of Lake General Carrera are magnificent in their own right, so sky blue it’s dazzling, for me they appeared a brilliant Turquoise blue.

The wonders of South America never fail to amaze me; every part of Chile has been blessed with every diversity and wonder of Natures hand.


The Emu


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55 responses to “Turquoise and Marble Memories

  1. natswans

    June 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    These shots are amazing Ian what wonderful memories . The wonder of the World , you have visited some beautiful places. Sorry for late reply time fly’s by.
    Best Wishes


    • aussieian2011

      June 5, 2017 at 3:53 am

      Thank you Sheila, it was definitely a beautiful experience exploring those Marble caves, I just wish my photos could have turned out better, I need a new camera for my next adventure into the Atacama desert up north Chile later this year.
      Hoping you are well my friend.
      Kind regards.

  2. the backpackercouple

    January 8, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Awesome pictures!

    • The Emu

      January 13, 2017 at 7:32 am

      Glad you both appreciated the pics from down the Patagonian area, all going well we will be in the Atacama desert up north of Chile later this year.
      Best wishes to you both for a great New Year, may the road rise up to greet you, and a favorable wind at your back.
      Emu aka Ian

      • The backpacker couple

        January 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

        We are going to Atacama and Uyuni as well this year! 🙂

        • The Emu

          January 13, 2017 at 11:38 am

          We hope to be in the Atacama around October to about November, also to have a look at the observatories up there, also a few old places in Chilean history now deserted, My wife is from Canada originally but lived most of her life in Chile, other places we are planning on visiting is Juan fernandez island and Rapa Nui.
          I will now google and find out where Uyuni is and what it’s attractions are.
          Cheers, happy travels.

          • The backpacker couple

            January 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm

            Wow, that sounds like an awsome plan! Salar de Uyuni is a salt flat just near the Atacama desert, in Bolivia 🙂

  3. Mél@nie

    August 20, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    wonderful and emotional memories, Ian… like mine from Iceland!!! ❤
    * * *
    my very best and have a great week ahead! cheers! 🙂

    • aussieian2011

      August 24, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Hi Melanie, sorry for the late response to your comment, I hope you are doing well and in good health. Yes the pictures always bring back wonderful memories Melanie, the diversity of scenery and the culture changing from one place to another, I would like to do the Hanging Glacier and the Continental Ice shelf again, but next years adventure is to the Atacama desert north of Chile and hopefully Rapa Nui.
      Your Iceland sounds like it’s something I would also like to see.
      Kindest regards and best wishes.

  4. jodierichelle

    July 31, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Wow – Just stunning photos!

    • The Emu

      July 31, 2016 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment.
      I am pleased you appreciated my pictures.
      Kindest regards and Best wishes.
      Aussie Emu

  5. schmankerlblog

    July 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Wonderful Pics😀😀 Great!!!! Gerd

  6. Monica

    July 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    breathtaking – so good to have this beautiful record of your trip

    • aussieian2011

      July 14, 2016 at 4:15 pm

      An exciting adventure Monica, next year it will be the Atacama desert of Northern Chile.
      Thank you for your lovely visits and beautiful comments.
      Kindest regards and best wishes.

  7. giselzitrone

    July 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Wunderschön Grüße und Umarmung Gislinde

    • aussieian2011

      July 8, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Danke Gislinde, herzliche Grüße und eine große Umarmung zu Ihnen.
      Die besten Wünsche für ein schönes Wochenende.

  8. Sue Dreamwalker

    July 7, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Ian these are indeed wonderful memories one can often look back on. I so love the views of the Lake and reflections of the mountains. It really is a beautiful turquoise colour..
    The caves carved out from the water are awe inspiring and I remember your post of them and how captivated you were in them.
    I shall never tire of such posts Ian.
    Thank you for sharing the views of such a wonderful place with us.
    Hugs my friend
    Sue 🙂

    • aussieian2011

      July 8, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Greetings Sue, thanks for revisiting my memory’s of Chile, I hope they don’t bore my followers too much, but I tend to reminisce of what I not only saw, but what I missed out on.
      I hope I am still fit enough next year to do another adventure.
      Cheers for a great weekend Sue.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        July 9, 2016 at 9:48 pm

        I hope you are too Ian, and I am never bored with your photos Ian

        • The Emu

          July 10, 2016 at 9:37 am

          Thank you Sue, your thoughtful words are appreciated.

  9. Renee Espriu

    July 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Magnificent and you were there to see them! I continue to be amazed the natural wonders.

    • aussieian2011

      July 5, 2016 at 6:09 am

      Hi Renee, hope to be back again next year to see some more great finds, and have some more adventures to relate.
      Best wishes and Kind regards.

      • Renee Espriu

        July 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm

        Wouldn’t that we wonderful! I, myself, will most likely never travel but because of people like you and others my world is much bigger than it might otherwise be.

        • aussieian2011

          July 6, 2016 at 2:44 am

          Hi Renee, one of the pleasures of sharing my adventures and photographs, is the lovely comments from those who appreciate reading of places they may never see.
          Kind regards Renee and Best Wishes.

  10. cat

    July 3, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Ever so awesome pics, ma fellow gypsy Ian !!! … smiles .. keep travelling … cuz dat the only way 2 b … ya … … Love, cat.

    • aussieian2011

      July 3, 2016 at 9:54 am

      Hi Cat, great you enjoyed my pictures, hope to have more next year from north of Chile, I love travelling making every day an adventure.
      Keep smiling Girl.

      • cat

        July 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm

        I know U will cuz U r a gypsy at heart … smiles. Love, cat.

        • cat

          July 5, 2016 at 5:34 am

          … please don’t publish this, friend Ian … but I want U to know, hmmm?

          • cat

            July 5, 2016 at 6:15 am

            boss. I have so much 2 tell U …

          • aussieian2011

            July 6, 2016 at 8:56 am

            Thank you Dear Cat for those great videos, it was great to read the history of your ancestors, they have my respect for their hardships in their history. I have learnt much from you on the Gypsy heritage, their music and culture I like, the nomadic lifestyle and continuous travels I can relate to, your personal history must be very fascinating and interesting Cat. How did you end up in French Canada, travel to Cuba occasionally and still hold on to your Gypsy heritage.
            Love and Best wishes.
            Ian aka Emu

        • aussieian2011

          July 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

          Definitely a Gypsy at Heart Cat, always got the wanders, never like looking back, don’t like standing still just always wanting to see over the next hill, or around the next bend in the river.
          Cheers and keep smiling Gypsy Princess.

  11. Eddie Two Hawks

    July 1, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Outstanding views, great photos, wonderful memories. Travel is good for the soul.

    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 10:54 am

      Thanks Eddie, glad you liked my photographic memories.
      All being well I hope to do something similar next year.

  12. Stan Middleton

    July 1, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Hi Ian

    Beautiful photos!


    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Stan, hopefully I can do something similar next year.

  13. GP Cox

    July 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Magnificent scenery, colorful rock formations and turquoise water all produce quite the combination. No wonder you have beautiful memories.

    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Thanks gp, if all goes to plan I hope to be recreating another adventure next year, if the bones hold up.

      • GP Cox

        July 1, 2016 at 11:05 am

        You have the stamina Aussie – you’ll get there!!

  14. peppermintfarm

    July 1, 2016 at 9:40 am

    I must say these photos are magnificent! And the water looks turquoise to me. How beautiful it is! Great photography!

    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Thank you PF for visiting and viewing my photographs, your lovely comment on my photography is much appreciated as most of my pictures are hit andmiss.
      Kind regards.

      • peppermintfarm

        July 1, 2016 at 10:13 am

        You’re welcome. And those are some fantastic hit or misses. I also loved the rock formations. Gorgeous.

  15. derrickjknight

    July 1, 2016 at 8:14 am

    A wonderful set, Ian

    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Derrick, I doubt I will ever see such wonders again in my life, the rock formations are magnificent, but the highlight of my trip was the hike to the top of the Hanging Glacier.
      Next year is to the Atacama desert.

  16. George Parsons

    July 1, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Thank you Ian for the wonderful photos, it sure is a beautiful country. I have never seen rock formations anywhere in my travels that match what I have seen in the photos,thank you friend & take care.


    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Hi George, great to hear from you and hope your going well old mate, been many years since we shared a beer or too, had a great visit from Les Ring a little while back, don’t know if you remember him, was a Dental Sgt at the School in our time.
      We are planning another reunion down the track, would be great if you could make it.
      Stay well mate.

  17. prenin

    July 1, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Beautiful place Ian! 🙂

    No wonder you fell in love with the place!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Certainly did mate, looking forward to visiting the Atacama next year.
      Have a great weekend mate.

  18. Traveling Rockhopper

    July 1, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Amazing rock formations!

    • aussieian2011

      July 1, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Thanks mate, they certainly are a once in a lifetime experience.
      Will do the Atacama desert next year.

      • Traveling Rockhopper

        July 2, 2016 at 6:29 am

        Atacama is amazing, in Chile and Bolivia 🙂

        • The Emu

          July 2, 2016 at 8:55 am

          Hi Traveling Rockhopper, may I call you RH for short?
          I am looking forward to the Atacama next year, also Juan Fernandez island and Rapa Nui.
          The world holds so much beauty and adventures.

          • Traveling Rockhopper

            July 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

            Enjoy! They are amazing places! However, my heart was stolen by Patagonia 🙂

          • The Emu

            July 7, 2016 at 12:15 pm

            Thank you my friend, Patagonia is certainly a place I shall return to, its Marble Cathedrals, Hanging Glaciers, definitely a beautiful world.
            I have been seeing your posts but there is no place for me to like or comment.
            Kindest regards and best wishes.


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