So I'm out there swimming in the sea and once in a while I touch a jelly fish with my hand. And I go eeww...
But this year though, more than ever, I touched plastic bags instead of jelly fish.
The water is still and clear and I grab a beautifully colored (outside) aluminum coated (inside) empty bag of...Bake Rolls - how sad is that?!
A few years ago, this place (notice that I don't give out the name?) was just a peaceful fishermen's village on the rocky coast of the Black Sea.
Now you can find a Wikipedia article that says it's also a resort. TV stations made stories on it and, each season, the place gets crowded with people who leave trash behind.
People like me, post online videos and pictures with such places and word gets out. Others learn about the place and come to see it, right? It's beautiful so why would't they?
Now, I don't have anything against mass tourism as long as the environment is left unaltered. But I can't say mass tourism and ecology go hand in hand - especially in this place where there's no authority to enforce some rules in order to keep the place clean.
Over to you
So what do you think?
- Is it worth spreading the word about virgin outdoor spots like this one?
- Do we need to constantly police people to make sure they won't leave a mess behind?
Leave a comment and let's talk.
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