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Magical Experiences in the Magic Island

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

A few days ago, I went camping with my brother, Tiago, on the island of Florianópolis, where I am now living. We went to Naufragados, the southernmost point of the island, and a very popular place with backpackers.

Praia de Naufragados. Praia, mar, rio.
Naufragados Beach

We leave home in the afternoon, and get to our destination just before the sunset, which gives us time to pitch our tent in the woods close to the beach, and take a dip in the sea!

We are all alone, in a paradisiacal place. The ocean water reflects the color of the sunset. It's a pink magical sea, with a pink magical sky. All this seems like a dream. When looking ahead, we see the infinite horizon. The city lights, far in the distance, start to light up. As we look around us, we are surrounded by mountains and woods. It's like a natural protection, like being embraced and caressed by nature. I listen to my inner voice saying “it's all my energy” and allow myself to be embraced by myself. The waves of the ocean seem so high that they sometimes hide the horizon, but when they break, they are gentle, friendly. "It's all my energy."

I look around, and there's no one. I am at a place that’s silent and isolated, and I know that all the majestic nature, the beauty, peace, and silence are inside me.

Sensuality took on a new level when I arrived at the Magic Island.

After our swim in the sea, we go back to the woods, to our tent, for something to eat. But we don’t stay in the tent too long, the stars are calling us!

We walk back to the beach, and as we get there, we can observe a storm beyond the mountain. The clouds above it light up in flashes and lightning bolts then return to complete darkness in seconds. They repeat it a lot of times. A spectacle of nature created especially to delight our eyes and spirits. For a moment, we had feared that the storm would fall right where we were, and we wouldn't be able to see the stars. But then we remembered that we wouldn't have chosen to camp exactly on the rainy night and that the clouds would rearrange themselves to serve us.

And so it was - better than expected!

The stars are stunning! Never in our lives had we seen so many of them! After all, we had rarely left our hometown, Porto Alegre.

I can't get tired of looking at the sky, fascinated, looking for constellations, imagining and feeling what's beyond what my eyes can see.