The Uruguayan border. Portuñol or Portunhol ( a hybrid of Portuguese and Spanish) is spoken here.
Going the other way, towards the Atlantic ocean, you can find a Lagoon complex, divided into the Patos (the biggest one), The Mirim and The Mangueira Lagoons. That photo shows the Laranjal beach, on the Patos Lagoon.
This is a famous shipwreck on Cassino Beach, in the Atlantic Ocean. The water is cold and the wind is heavy.
My own view of another part of the Patos Lagoon. This time in the city of Rio Grande.
The Lagoon receives many visitors: sea lions, penguins and dolphins.
I realized I cannot talk about origins without including these two amazing men: my brothers.