Today, let's travel with me, flashback remembering my year lived away from my family in Australia 🇦🇺 with a fantastic and unique youth exchange program with "the Rotary club" and how this amazing experience when I was a youngster changed me for ever!
My first album "Dreamland" was actually named this way in honor and thanks to the aboriginal culture and to this beautiful land, people and country whom gaved me so much!
I probably would have enough anecdotes and stories to tell and would be able to write a book about it: -5 months in the outback in a mine town of 4000 habitants (Cobar) at 12 hours by car from Sydney and the sea (for a French "Breton"girl raised by the sea was hard believe me),
-4 times around this amazing country: climbed the sacred monolith "Uluru", and "the Olgas", flight on a tiny air craft on top of Uluru desert, or went on a hot air balloon, spent 24 hours with an aboriginal tribe and learn how to paint 🎨, cooked on the floor or lived like them or done some scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef" 🐟,
-making a trip of 11.000kms in a bus during 3 weeks from the North to the South the Est trough the Ouest. -Or lived in New castle North Sydney for 5 other months -lot's of memories and story lived for a young lady and all that being away from my family in France without seeing my parents during the first 6 months. Back at that time no Skype, mobile phones or video calls were possible! .
I feel so privilege and thankful for this wonderful time and cherish those magical memories as my treasures!
Before that trip I was already a travel addicted but it surely helped me to become even more passioned about our 🌎!
Maybe you can understand better now who I am because this big travel is a big part of my soul! And part of my artistic inspiration comes from it!
Took me almost 20 minutes to get into my room. I kept trying to wave the blue part over the knob, but nothing happened. I finally figured out the silver part goes into a slot and u turn it. Hmmm....what will they think of next! 🙄😬🤯😂😅
( #repostthis !) Who's snorkeled before? Well, reefs don't only provide snorkeling sites; they provide 1 billion humans with sustenance. But 50% of Aussie's Great Barrier Reef has died since 2008, from warming and ocean acidification ▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️▫️help restore corals and save the communities who depend on them! Reduce your carbon footprint today 🌿
“The sea is as near as we can come to another world” 💦
During the summer, we spent a few months on a road trip around Australia. I don’t think any visit to Australia would be complete without exploring the Great Barrier Reef; it really does feel like you could be in another world entirely. Can we go back already please?!
P.s. this is our first time trying to edit an underwater photo from our GoPro so let us know what ya think! ✌🏼
Thanks for such a fun day @divers_den!
A smiling, endangered dugong in the Red Sea, where only 2000 are estimated to survive, one of the smallest populations on the planet.
Gorgeous photo, generously shared with us by @gv_underwaterphotography.
Learn more at SaveTheDugong.org
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Dugong mother and baby playing around in the waters of Vanuatu, where they're endangered, as they are throughout the Pacific.
Outstanding video generously shared with us by @wandooanderson.
Learn more at SaveTheDugong.org
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The only #10yearChallenge I care about is the conditions of the reef, here shown above is the #GreatBarrierReef 🌊 🌡
Coral bleaching is a global crisis, caused by increased ocean temperatures caused by carbon pollution. Climate change is the biggest threat to our Great Barrier Reef. The Reef needs our help while there’s still time.
Coral reefs are not just beautiful, brightly coloured backgrounds for serene snorkelling experiences — they are vital to life on earth. At least a quarter of the world’s marine life needs coral reefs for some part of their life cycle. Despite their beauty and importance coral reefs around the world are disappearing fast. Water pollution, overfishing and coastal development are taking their toll on coral reefs at the local level, while carbon pollution threatens reefs worldwide and remains their biggest threat.
The mining and burning of coal releases carbon pollution into the air, which is heating our planet and warming our oceans. If we continue to pollute the air and the ocean with carbon emissions at our high rate, coral reefs around the world will face a catastrophic future in coming decades – in our lifetime. 🛑 @firstname.lastname@example.org@greenpeaceap@ecoceanic@seashepherdaustralia
The only #10yearchallenge we should all be giving attention to... The #greatbarrierreef is a victim of global destruction & its decline is a direct result of a warming planet. The bleaching throughout the reef system is primarily caused by #climatechange & secondly from pollution & runoff from Queensland’s agricultural & mining industries. When sea temperatures get too warm the symbiotic relationship between corals & zooxanthellae become strained- Zooxanthellae are algae that live within corals & provide nutrients & produce oxygen for the coral. Alternatively, the coral provides a safe environment & nutrients for photosynthesis so when temperatures get too warm & increase the algae produce toxins that force the coral to eject the zooxanthellae, a response that leaves the corals in life support. #protecthereef
When the eyes are bigger than the stomach.
We have all experienced that feeling of hunger, and when it’s dinner time, we serve more than we can really eat. Apparently with the fishes it happens the same. This medium size grouper struggles to eat a large cuttlefish. After 20 minutes of biting, and crushing everywhere because the cuttlefish still manages to swim, the grouper finally gave up and the cuttlefish got released.