Sunset sequence at the Pedra Furada

20 Jul

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.


Posted by on July 20, 2011 in beach, BRASIL, TRAVEL


Tags: , ,

7 responses to “Sunset sequence at the Pedra Furada

  1. pix & kardz

    October 5, 2011 at 12:26 am

    thank you for sharing these great moments. i too really like the last image reflected in the sunglasses!


    • 3rdcultchild

      October 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      it’s the way I say “my husband sees the world”… 😮


    • 3rdcultchild

      July 26, 2011 at 6:12 pm

      thanks for sharing! 😮


    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Hey there! Thanks again for the visit and please, we would love if you could take a moment to check out our Updated TravelBlog on Instagram! It would be great to hear your feedback/comments on our IG profile! Just click here and enjoy! ☺ Thank you in advance!


  2. ceceliafutch

    July 20, 2011 at 8:05 am

    All are lovely. Like the last one, the reflection in the sunglasses…nice


    • 3rd Culture Children

      July 20, 2011 at 8:16 am

      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! 😮



Got something to say? Share it here!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: