The desolate spit of land between the Lagoa dos Patos and the Atlantic Ocean is home to four of Brazil's oldest lighthouses (may we remind you that the South Atlantic Ocean is as grey and stormy as its northern counterpart!), beautiful dunes, migratory birds, and the tiny town of Mostardas, founded in 1773, with its lovely Azorean-inspired little houses and Church of Saint Louis, King of France. The town is also famous for its heavy, woolen blankets, called Mostardeiros. For more information on the historic, southeastern corner of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, see Charqueadas and Pelotas.
Photos courtesy of São Paulo-based Aussie photographer Jennifer Silva. Thank you!
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