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
Such a great post honey raising awareness. It’s awful that there isn’t more being shared online. Just because people aren’t involved it doesn’t get shared as much. People need to understand its the marine life! And they’re in critical danger!
I know right, I couldn’t believe that I literally found on Instagram. I thought it would be all over the news, I mean it might have been and I missed it but I’m not too sure. I have heard from a few people who live there that it’s getting better and they are all working together as a community and I love that
You’re raising so much awareness by sharing this! I can’t believe the difference in photos, so sad!!
It’s so sad isn’t it. I have heard from a few people who live there that they are working together as a community to get this resolved and apparently it’s getting better which makes me so happy. I wish I could be there to help
It is sad when such beautiful areas are threatened by pollution. You’re doing a great job of raising awareness Vicky. Xxxxx
Thanks so much Marion, I really appreciate that. It’s so heartbreaking what’s happening over there right now xxx
A great post but what a tragedy. Thanks for sharing and bringing attention to Mauritius. I had no idea. There’s so much other news that over shadows this. Fingers crossed that Mauritius gets back to normal in the near future!
Thanks so much for reading and for your lovely comment Mark. I agree, I literally found out on Instagram, it broke my heart. It’s such a tragedy
I’ve never been to Mauritius before but it’s super high on my travel list! It’s so sad to see how humans ruin so many beautiful areas in this world. I’m thankful for the people who are trying to save nature and for the people, like you, who raise awareness!
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Thanks so much for your kind comment Simone, I really appreciate it. I would definitely recommend Mauritius as place to visit, it’s so unique and beautiful and they will definitely need tourists. I’m hoping it gets better over there soon xxx
Oh my it looks dreamy! I could really use a holiday now 😶 It’s too bad about the pandemic but awareness is all we need. Feeling warmed.❤
Me too, it is such a shame with what happened with the oil spill and of course the pandemic. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the island can recover