Photo Project ’52 Bolivian Sundays’ [week 35, ‘Sea’]. Okay, no sea in Bolivia, but…

I totally understand the words ‘sea’ and ‘Bolivia’ do not got together in the same sentence!

For the ones who have forgotten a bit of their geography: no, the country of Bolivia do not have access to the ocean, it does not have a ‘sea view’ of it’s own… Not going into political details… some neighboring countries may have some justification to that… ūüėģ but for now,leaving politics completely out of any of my blogposts!

For this week photo series, I’m bringing in two possible options for the ‘Challenge Sea’.

Location of Bolivia in South America on the 1s...
Location of Bolivia in South America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I totally understand the words ‘sea’ and ‘Bolivia’ do not got together in the same sentence!

Sorry for that…¬†‚ô•

For the ones who have forgotten a bit of their geography:

Unfortunately, the country of Bolivia do not have access to the ocean, it does not have a ‘sea view’ of it’s own…

Not going into political details…

Some neighboring countries may have some justification to that… ūüėģ but for now, leaving politics completely out of any of my blogposts!

For this week photo series, I’m bringing in two possible options for the ‘Challenge Sea‘.

The first one: Bolivia does have the largest fresh water lake in South America [woot,woot!]

Lake Titicaca

The youngest hiker
The youngest hiker
Largest freshwater lake in South America
Largest freshwater lake in South America

The second option: the easiest way to get a unique ‘sea view’, on any given ‘Bolivian Sunday’ is to visit the neighboring Chile…. like our family did, some time this year!

Maybe, I’m cheating…(?) but I can’t go against geography, right?¬†If there’s no sea, there’s no sea…¬†‚ô•¬†Enjoy as you please, and thanks for stopping by!¬†‚ô•

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Para√≠ba, home of the Brazilian blue tourmaline, encloses the Easternmost point of the Americas

Family day trip to Cabo Branco, in the State of Para√≠ba. Hidden in one of the Norteastern Brazilian states, it’s possible to discover this ‘gem‘, the geographic place, corresponding to a¬†cape on the¬†Atlantic¬†coast of¬†Para√≠ba¬†state, which forms the easternmost point of the¬†American¬†continent, five miles southeast of¬†Jo√£o Pessoa, the state capital.¬†It is surrounded by beautiful white sand beaches bordered by flat-topped forms of sedimentary strata called “tabuleiros“, which rise sharply above the beaches to heights between 150 and 500¬†ft, and enjoys abundant rainfall.¬†The name of the State comes from the combination of the Tupi words pa‚Äôra (river) and a‚Äô√≠ba (unsuitable for navigation). The Ponta do Seixas, on Cabo Branco beach, where, according to a traditional saying, ‚Äúthe sun rises first‚ÄĚ is the land of the sun indeed, and of an enviable shore ‚ÄĒ but also of other historical, ecological and cultural beauties.

We got to see the famous lighthouse of Ponta Seixas, and enjoy the idea of being by the farthest East of the Continent.

A¬†Ponta do Seixas¬†√© o ponto mais oriental do¬†Brasil¬†e da¬†Am√©rica¬†continental, localiza-se na Parte Leste da cidade de¬†Jo√£o Pessoa, capital do estado da¬†Para√≠ba, a 14 quil√≥metros do¬†centro da cidade¬†e 3 quil√īmetros ao sul do¬†Cabo Branco, que j√° foi considerado o ponto mais a leste do continente e que devido √†¬†eros√£o marinha¬†que ao longo dos anos fez com que suas ondas desgastassem o Cabo Branco e depositasse estes sedimentos na Ponta Seixas (fazendo-a aumentar) e passando a ser atualmente o ponto mais oriental das am√©ricas.

Do alto da Ponta do Seixas, erigido sobre uma¬†fal√©sia, fica o formoso¬†Farol do Cabo Branco, no formato de um p√© de¬†sisal, de onde se tem uma bela vista da¬†orla¬†e do oceano¬†Atl√Ęntico.¬†Muitas pessoas confundem a Ponta do Seixas com a fal√©sia do Cabo Branco. S√£o duas forma√ß√Ķes geol√≥gicas diferentes. A ponta √© que representa o ponto mais a leste da¬†Am√©rica¬†e n√£o a fal√©sia do Cabo Branco. A ponta do Seixas √© uma estreita faixa de terra mais ao sul da barreira que se prolonga para o leste.

Taking advantage of the opportunity to teach the kids a bit of Geography: