Destination São Luís, capital of the state of Maranhão.
The tropical winter world of the immense dune landscape of Lençóis Maranhenses, where you get the sensation to be really alone in this world.
Parque Nacional dos Lençóis:
An immense national park of 155 thousand hectares. It is really impossible to visit everything within a single day. However, I only had the opportunity to visit Lençóis for one day. I did not waste my time, I did not join my travel companions who stayed at one of the numerous freshwater lakes. That day I have walked many hours through the dune landscape, in order to get some impression of the beauty and uniqueness of the park. I only can use superlatives to describe the park. You only need to walk and climb a few hundred meters through the dune landscape to get the feeling that you are really alone in this world. I sat there, on top of one of the dunes. I was there alone, without company. Without animals around me, no plants, no sounds. Only the white sand, the blue sky with some white clouds, and a burning sun. For a while, I was feeling very small, like an ant in a desert. No powerful man rules that world, but at that moment Mother Nature rules you…
More information: Web site Lençóis Maranhensens
Even with stretched arms above your head, you
feel yourself very small in this tropical winter world.
This oasis was no fata morgana…
Blue the sky, white the clouds,
white the tropical snow…
The loneliness of a shadow in tropical winter land….
Hey! Your there with your shadow! You are not alone!
By Dr. Adriano Antoine Robbesom
Original text in Dutch, translation with help of Google Translator