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I'm a friendly South African living in London! Join me on my quest to save the planet. Let's start with recycling….and banning all plastic!

The Bahamas. Plastic Paradise

The Bahamas. Plastic Paradise

The Bahamas! 


What a beautiful, picture-perfect place. It wasn't high on my country list, but as my big brother was getting married there, I jumped at the opportunity to do a bit of exploring before the big day. Wow, did I change my mind! The islands are magical.

We flew straight to Abaco to hunt down some endemic (occurring only in a specific place) birds (by 'hunt' I mean I spent hours looking for the particular elusive feathered friend with a pair of binoculars.) Birders can be referred to as "twitchers" depending on how seriously they take it. I am proud to say I'm a twitcher!... 

 Eager to find that endangered Bahama Warbler and Bahama Yellowthroat - Where are you guys!?

Eager to find that endangered Bahama Warbler and Bahama Yellowthroat - Where are you guys!?

These islands are so beautiful you can't help but feel relaxed with the softest sand under your toes. Even birders need a bit of cooling off time!

 Honestly, it really is the softest sand...

Honestly, it really is the softest sand...

 Taking a break from birding to pick up some litter

Taking a break from birding to pick up some litter

There are so many things I love about the world, but I hate plastic. My question is when will brands start taking responsibility?! It drives me crazy! We tried to pick up as many pieces of rubbish as we could on each beach we visited.

 A bud light for life :(

A bud light for life :(

 Green Turtle and Nurse Shark coming to say hi

Green Turtle and Nurse Shark coming to say hi

We had a beautiful day exploring the neighbouring Cays with Brendal. If you ever find yourself in the Bahamas, you must go out on his boat. I was like a kid in a toy shop! I was so excited, in fact, I was probably this excited when I saw a Rhino while walking on foot with my brother. Seriously, though, swimming with the first turtle I had ever seen, petting a nurse shark on the head and having stingrays swim around my feet was heaven!

We need to start changing our attitude about the environment before it's too late. Do you have some green solutions to share? Email me if you do. I'm going to be writing a post on what I do currently, but we need to do so much more. National Geographic wrote an excellent article. Planet or Plastic? Have a read here

Love Cara x

 

 My new friend! Hello Mr Turtle

My new friend! Hello Mr Turtle

Meeting Luna the cow from Goa, India

Meeting Luna the cow from Goa, India