CHILEAN FJORDS BY CAMERA!

SOUTH AMERICA BLOG 04

Monday Feb 25, 2013

Anyone can take photos. But it takes a photographer with exceptional talent and experience to creatively capture a travel-destination like South America. Fortunately, on this Mad Midlife adventure, we’ve got TWO of them: me and my brother Wayne! And here, for something a little different, are some photo-samples of what we’ve spent the past two days looking at. 

Spindly Chile (fenced between the Andes and the Pacific) stretches 4300km – over half the continent. And look carefully at a decent map and you’ll see that the pointy bit at the bottom of South America, plus most of Chile’s long coastline, is a clutter of islands, spreading southwards like a giant’s jigsaw puzzle, and criss-crossed with channels, canals, sounds, straits and fjords.

Cruising is the only way to see this remarkable region – and that’s what we’ve been busy doing yesterday and today. It’s hard to TELL you what they look like, but maybe we can SHOW you? Check out our snapshots and try to imagine the kaleidoscope of misty waterways, looming mountains, forested isles, gushing waterfalls, the occasional shipwreck, and crushing glaciers that we’ve been eyeballing from the decks of our floating hotel, the Veendam …

TOMORROW: We venture into the famous Strait of Magellan to the one-time garrison-town of Punta Arenas where we meet our first penguins. You won’t want to miss this – so stay close to your computer! 

Yours bloggedly – JOHN

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About John Cooney

John Cooney and his wife Robyn have enjoyed more than their fair share of travel. They hesitate to call themselves ‘experts’ – but they’ve grabbed every chance that’s come their way to explore new countries, cultures and customs. They’ve had the privilege (both on their own and as the leaders of numerous successful group-tours) to sample many stunning destinations: Europe, the UK, Singapore, Vanuatu, the USA, Israel, Egypt, Africa, Dubai, China, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. And their recent (and most pleasant) memories are of the places ancient-and-modern that border the Mediterranean. John and Robyn are at-home in airports, hotels, cruise ships, and the like … and they know how to make the most of a unique travel opportunity. Travel, they reckon, is an all-five-senses experience – a chance to see, feel, smell, hear and taste the world. And they’ve done it often enough to know for sure: sightseeing with a group of laid-back Kiwis is DOUBLE the fun – lots of laughs, great company, and memories that last forever!

2 thoughts on “CHILEAN FJORDS BY CAMERA!

  1. John – Brrrr Looks cold, but very scenic. Reminds me of Alaska. Really enjoying following your BLOG. Looking forward to seeing more photos of those who are travelling with you and Wayne. Regards Edna

  2. Please don’t send me these ad’s. I am not going to do a trip like that. I’m not interested, sorry.

    On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Midlife Madness Tours wrote:

    > ** > johncooney posted: “SOUTH AMERICA BLOG 04 Monday Feb 25, 2013 Anyone > can take photos. But it takes a photographer with exceptional talent and > experience to creatively capture a travel-destination like South America. > Fortunately, on this Mad Midlife adventure, weve got” >

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