Visiting Chamarel

I was lucky enough to spend my first wedding anniversary in Mauritius. For those who don’t know, Mauritius is a tiny island in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa, just south of the equator. It is filled with cane fields and palm trees and is surrounding by crystal clear turquoise waters.

During the trip we visited the village of Chamarel, home not only to a fully functioning Rhumerie, distilling rum with it’s very own sugarcane, but also to the natural wonder that is the 7 Coloured Earth. 7 Coloured Earth is a geological  formation consisting of naturally occurring multi coloured sand dunes. The various shades of red, brown, blue and purple have been caused by the decomposition of volcanic rock, leaving behind iron and aluminium oxides. Apparently, the decomposition of the rock depletes the soil of the nutrients that are necessary for vegetation to grow so plants won’t grow directly on the dunes.

I love seeing natural beauty like this and I wanted to share with you some of pics of our visit. We truly live in an awesome world!

Until next time!

Dx

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