There is a place on the island of Santa Maria called Barreiro da Faneca. It is a protected area (a geopark) with trails and stunning raw beauty. Much of the pottery and the ceramic tiles you find on the island was made with clay from Barreiro da Faneca. There are stories and legends about this place. The surrounding woods feel haunted.
We spent the day there on Saturday. Hiking, yoga, and some serious monkeying around.
We found the ruins of a very old house deep in the woods and made up crazy stories about the people who once lived there.
Breathe. Smile. And every once in awhile, swing from a tree. ~Yogini Tiff
Amazing photography by the talented Diana Melo (our niece).. Encourage our children to pursue the arts, spend time in nature, climb trees, and follow their dreams!