Tuesday, August 31, 2010

red sails

Until I received this postcard from a Brazilian postcrosser, I had always thought the sails in Red Sails in the Sunset were tinged red by the sunset in the song's title. This card opened my eyes. Andre, the sender, writes that the boats are called jangada. People use them to go to see the fishes in the natural ponds formed by the reefs. The fish stamp is perfect.