Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Alligator River Beach

We heard it the first evening anchored in the Paraiba River,  at Jacare Village, coming from the Alligator River Beach next to Jacare Village.  As the sun set the violet sky was filled with the sound of a saxophone.  The next evening we followed the sound with our dinghy and saw the man dressed in white linen with an orange sash,  his black long hair flowing over his shoulders,  playing on his saxophone!  We quickly secured the dinghy at one of the restaurant`s jetties,   and scrambled to a table among many people.  Jurandy do Sax came on the little boat playing his saxaphone doing "o Bolero de Ravel"  while the sun slowly set,  and the people came from all over with their cars,  the huge ferries or their smart motor yachts to watch the sun go down accompanied by this sound.  Jurandy started almost two decades ago and exactly 17 minutes before the sun set,  he comes here on this little boat,  every single day to greet the sun.  Living in Joao Pessoa the people are unable to see the sun go down,  and they come with their lovers, their families,  their special people in their lives to share this moment with the sounds of Jurandy do Sax here on the Paraiba River. Visit his website and blog for lots more information about him and the area : http://jurandydosax.com.br/sax2/

Sipping Caipirinhas and snacking on crab antlers dipped in a pink sauce,  the setting of this sun, tonight made a memory forever.

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