I’ll be spending quite a bit of time exploring my city, saving up money (and vacation days) for my next big trip, whenever that will be.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream about all of the places I could visit!
So I’m starting a new blog series called Wanderlust Wednesday, where I showcase different places around the world I’d love to visit someday.
In this inaugural post, let’s talk about one place I’ve been yearning to visit for as long as I can remember: the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia and stretches over 1,400 miles. It’s the world’s biggest structure made by living organisms.
The big problem faced by the Great Barrier Reef is coral bleaching. This occurs when the pH level of the ocean goes too far one way or the other, causing the coral to die.
Once the coral starts to die off, the whole ecosystem can be in jeopardy.
Think about it like the bees: once the bees start dying off, flowers aren’t able to pollinate as well, and the ecosystem takes a big downward spiral.
So basically, if I want to get to the Great Barrier Reef, I should make the trip sooner rather than later.
It’s also on my bucket list to go scuba diving in open water. Might be a good opportunity to cross that one off…
I’d also be perfectly happy snorkeling. The colors in the Reef are absolutely stunning.