Sunset sequence at the Pedra Furada

This is one of the best known ‘postal cards’ of Ceara, Brazil. Jericoacoara is a beach located 300 km from Fortaleza, state of Ceara, in the municipality of Gijoca (Jijoca of Jericoacoara) – Until 1985 it was a simple fishermen village, without electricity, roads, telephone or television, lost in between immense white dunes and completely isolated from the rest of the world, until the tourism discovered it and year ’round, explorers come from all parts of the globe to witness this unique event – the sun setting through the rock’s opening. My husband and I tried to capture it:

Enjoying the last moments before sunset…

…and saying ‘Goodbye’to the Pedra Furada.


Author: 3rdCultureChildren

Welcome! Here I am, 'releasing' my thoughts on traveling, parenting, raising TCKs, teaching, writing, working... and who knows what else! I’m a WIFE, 'geeky-stuff' SCIENTIST, TEACHER, AMATEUR photographer, MOM of 3, TRAVELER by choice and by marriage, and of course, a HOUSEHOLD QUEEN!!

7 thoughts on “Sunset sequence at the Pedra Furada”

    1. Thank you, Cecelia. Also have a special preference for the last one. My husbands sunglasses… The 2 of us met exactly at that site, in front of the rock (touristic site, made famous by the Washington Post when Jericoacoara was elected one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world), 10 years ago, July 2001. This year we decided to “revisit our past” and repeat the events who led us together… vey emotional. Now, with 3 children, working around the world, traveling every 2-3 years, life’s become a bit more challenging but we managed to escape and go back to the remote village we originally met… No cross-continent distances, no September 11, no unaccompanied posts have proven to set us apart – and the reflection on the sunglasses was just my way of “looking back to the past”, enjoying it and bringing the initial moments back… Hope I’ve achieved! 😮


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