From Jeri we headed west to the Lencois Maranhenses national park – 15,000 sq km of rolling sand dunes. We walked across mile upon mile of blinding white sand dunes interspersed with turquoise freshwater lakes.

Water-filled dunes

It was unlike anything I had ever seen before and we even got to swim in the lakes before watching sunset from a dune.

Swimming time

The next day we caught a ferry past villages built on sand dunes and along jungle-lined rivers to the remote village of Cabure built on a sandbar between the river and the ocean.

Riverside village built on sand
Searching for accomodation in Cabure

It was beautiful and desolate; our only concern was whether we wanted to swim in the ocean or river.

One Comment Add yours

  1. slice says:

    When travelling: Ocean or River?

    When in London: Tube or Overground?

    Bloody amazing. What on earth do the people in sand dune villages do for livelihood? My little niece would be fine, she eats sand all the time!

    Brill pics xx

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