“They love sunsets, they just do, they can’t help it.”
So says our new friend Fabricio, who we met in Fernando, about his fellow Brazilians.
He says his countrymen go crazy for the end of the day, and we are in one of the best places in the country to see them: sitting on the ‘Sunset Dune’ outside Jeri (Jericoacoara) staring west at the sun what is about to go over the horizon.
It has not been a tough day.
It has been the laziest day of our trip apart from the first full day. We have read and swam and written journals and, yes, done some maths homework and eaten. Plus a bit of fighting and arguing, some of it even friendly, as that is what family holidays contain.
But today’s post celebrates the sunset and its sympatico twin, the selfie. As we have observed that if there is something Brazilians love more than tattoos and sunsets it is taking pictures of themselves. This is not an unkind comment, it is meant with some affection.
One more thing: the style here is that when the sun is about to disappear, everyone claps. We like this.