Posted on April 6, 2008 - by MG
Everybody takes their own version of this picture at the sand dunes near Natal.
What a day! We hired a couple of heavy-duty dune buggies and expert drivers, took a ride up north of Natal where we:
- rode giant sand dunes like we were in a big snow powder basin in the Rockies (no safety belts or anything)
- stopped to swim at a fresh-water lagoon filled with teeny little fishes, and drank caipirinhas
- sat in a creek in the middle of a cashew nut tree wood, drinking cocktails of pineapple and strawberry juice with vodka, eating freshly barbequed shrimp and crayfish (one of our six-year old friends, however, is a natural vegetarian and wept bitterly as we tucked into the crustaceans with I’m sorry to say, as little pity as the Carpenter showed for the oysters they gobbled in “The Walrus and The Carpenter”. We tried to comfort her…)
- rode a zipwire down a high sand dune, straight into another lagoon
No seat belts, no safety nazis, no washing hands before lunch at the creek, cheerful Brazilians everywhere.
This is a great country.