Thursday, February 3, 2011

Elandra - Mission Beach

As most of Australia has spent a restless night in anticipation of the damage and destruction that Cyclone Yasi would leave in it's trace, we woke up this morning breathing a sigh of relief that so far there have been no fatalities or injury and that the major towns and cities were spared the worst of it. The cyclone was to ravage my favourite part of Australia and the place where I holiday every year. I leave cold Melbourne winters to bask in the Queensland sunshine, lie on golden beaches, swim in warm tropical waters and be enveloped in warm, balmy air. The eye of the storm has hit a few small coastal towns and the devastation to hit this area has yet to reported so we nervously await news. Mission Beach has taken the brunt of it and this is where I spent my last holiday.


Elandra - Mission Beach

We stayed at Elandra, an amazingly beautiful eco-resort nestled amongst the palm trees overlooking Dunk Island and the Coral Sea. It breaks my heart to think that this resort along with the rest of the town may have been severely damaged and stripped of all it's natural beauty and tropical vegetation. These are a few holiday snaps that capture some of the magic of this beautiful part of the world.  




 







Our thoughts are with the people who have lost their homes and their livelihoods and now face a long road ahead of rebuilding their lives and their businesses.

Melissah xox

Images via Elandra, photos by Scrapbook

10 comments:

chateaudelille said...

You take such good photos. That place looks so wonderful. I can see that Cocoon in Bali is styled very similarly. I so hope there is not too much damage as it is just so cruel that this is happening.

Sam said...

What beautiful pics, yes it is truly devastating and an exhausting process for everyone up there.

Melli said...

i know exactly what you mean..we stayed at the resort Dunk island last year only to see what happened to the area.Just devastating!!

Erica said...

It is truly heartbreaking the devastation that nature is capable of. Hopefully in the rest of 2011 those affected will find safety and comfort.
In the meanwhile.... You have a lovely blog.
xo Erica

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Cait said...

I love this! great photography skills :)

Musings Of A Gem said...

It looks so beautiful!! My thoughts are with everyone in Australie right now : )

Gemma x

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi Melissah,

This sounds like an incredible place to have a holiday. I heard about the weather there yesdterday. I'm so glad there've been no fatalities.

Love your blog!! I'm looking forward to following along.

Sarahx

Classic Style said...

..very nice pix..just like paradise..yoou are a great photographer..thanks for visit me..I like you blog a lot..you show such a lovely pictures..so Im here often :))..its really sad what has happening in queensland..

house of sienna mack said...

Welcome to the blog world Meilissah! So far we love what we see! The images in this post free my mind from all of the snow and ice here in NYC...it also remind me of a home we did in the Hamptons...

robyn said...

nice blog melissah! hope the weather becomes calm again soon. best~ robyn
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