Last year, Gareth surprised me with the most stunning honeymoon I could have ever imagined. It was a surprise from start to finish, with me literally only finding out the destination once we had arrived at the airport. I was blown away and had never expected to be going to Mauritius. Once we had arrived, it was like a magical paradise, I just couldn’t contain my excitement. The island of Mauritius is a truly magical place and that’s why over this last week, I have been posting some throwback pictures from our honeymoon on Instagram, but I had no idea what had occurred on the island on the 25th July until I came across the information on the Save the Mauritius Reef Instagram page.
A bulk carrier crashed into the East Coast of Mauritius which has caused the island to declare a state of emergency. The ship was carrying 4000 tons of fuel oil and 200 tons of diesel. Mauritius relies heavily on tourism and thousands of plants and species are now at risk. This literally breaks my heart, such a beautiful island is now in jeopardy.
These were some images that were taken last year whilst we were on honeymoon:
And here are a few images of what the island looks like today, which were taken from the Heal the Bay Twitter page.
I have heard that people in Mauritius have been coming together as a community and volunteering in the aid of helping getting this island back to normality. What with Covid and now this disaster, this island has really taken a hit.
To find out more on what’s going on, how to donate and how you can spread awareness, please click here.
Save the Mauritius Reef