The picture above shows a pair of filthy hands. Hands from a student. She does not have greasy oil on her hands, but clay that is found along the North Atlantic coastline. Lumps of clay. The greyish black clay is of an excellent quality and is used for pottery. The students were delighted to see these lumps and to play with. I kept my hands clean, because filthy hands on my camera… is asking for trouble!
At five-thirty, it was almost dark. We had enjoyed the breathtaking, colorful sunset. I was very surprised to notice a color shift on my pictures taken that day. Two different pictures show the same effect, and until now I did not receive any plausible explanation for this strange effect. Who knows the answer?
We went back to the restaurant where we had our warm meal at midday. They moved tables and chairs to the terrace, and we enjoyed some beer or soda outside, while the hot air was cooling down gradually. We still had to wait six more hours before our scheduled boat trip back to Barreirinhas. A boat trip in complete darkness, a trip of more than four long hours. We had to wait for ten more hours before we would lie down on our more comfortable mattresses. For a very short night. The bus trip to São Luís was scheduled at nine am. To be continued…
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom
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