A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
106. Colorful sunset
JULY 2007: Colorful sunset
During our trip in the state of Maranhão, we stayed a few days in Barreirinhas, which is known as the gateway to the vast dune complex of Lençóis Maranhenses. On our second day in Barreirinhas we took a boat ride on the very slow flowing Preguiças River. It took more than four hours before we reached Atins, our final destination of that day. Atins, located at the Atlantic Ocean, is a hamlet with literally one long street and a few side streets. Palm leaves marked parking spaces along the sandy street. We spent the afternoon on the deserted Atins Beach. Late in the afternoon, we witnessed a rapidly progressing sunset; it was as if you could see the sun move towards the horizon and disappear completely. It was a colorful end of a sunny and warm day. The low tide forced us to wait until midnight, for our boat ride back to Barreirinhas.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2014