The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

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This is my first time being nominated for this award and I want to thank Rambling Kori for this awesome nomination!
Her blog is great and definitely worth checking out!

The Rules:

You have to thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog!
Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice.
Share 7 facts about yourself.

Seven facts about me:

  1. I love to read
  2. I like to scrapbook
  3. I am a perfectionist in everything I do
  4. I like cooking
  5. I love to clean and make things tidy
  6. I love stationary – can never have too much!
  7. I love to travel

The 15 awesome Nominees are:

Natalie Breuer
Tyannatells
Amanda
Simple Ula
Novelacious
Evelina
AlyssaaDavies
Lizzie
My pretty little life
Literary Dust
Lisas everyday life
Doing being becoming
Lets all be adventurers
Jenny Stephens
Megan

If you don’t want to partake in this award thing then that’s 100% fine, once again I want to thank Rambling Kori!

❤ MeLzY

 

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10 Day Road Trip: Day 8

Day 8 was spent with our relatives and they took us to a lovely place for lunch and then on a beautiful scenic drive to Rosins Lookout.

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It was a quiet, relaxing day which is what we both needed before heading off again tomorrow and making our way back home – but not before still enjoying a few more stops along the way!

❤ MeLzY

10 Day Road Trip: Day 7

After a relaxing weekend in Hervey Bay (I say relaxing because we didn’t do much driving), it was time for us to hit the road again and start heading back down South.

We were originally going to keep driving up North to Bundaberg but decided against it when we realised how much more driving we were going to have to do that day in order to be back at our relatives place to sleep that night.

So instead, we decided to drive the tourist drive that will eventually take us to where our relatives lived.

We drove to Tin Can Bay first, it sounds like a fun little town but in reality there isn’t much there at all. It’s a very small sleepy town where I think most people would know eachother.

So we continued on to the tourist drive, which started at Manly. Manly was a beautiful little place to stop and stretch your legs on the pier, which we were in desperate need of doing by then. This pier was different to other’s we’d seen because at the end of it were little huts you can picnic under and also the stairs at the end aswell, which you can use to go for a swim. It was nice and original to see because piers all normally look the same.

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We continued on through Wellington Point, where we drove to the beach to take a quick photo before driving on.

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And then stopped to see the Cleveland Point lighthouse.

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Whilst driving along the tourist drive, we came across some lovely beaches and Marina’s.

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And then we arrived at our relatives place to rest for the night.

So not a hectic jam packed day of adventure but a nice one still at that.

❤ MeLzY

 

10 Day Road Trip: Day 6

On day 6 we woke up bright and early for our day trip to Fraser Island.

The tour bus picked us up from the Beach Motel, which was nice and convenient for us and soon we were off on the ferry that took us on a half hour ride to Fraser Island.

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This particular tour bus is the only one that picks up all 16 passengers and then also boards the ferry with us ready to start the island tour direct off the ferry. All other tours meet their passengers on Fraser Island off the ferry but then this bus has very little suspension, so we found the ride to be very bumpy and rough, whereas all the other tour busses are better equipped for this kind of driving conditions.

Once we arrived on Fraser Island, we were off! The island is basically all sand and rainforest, with so many different types of trees, our driver never stopped talking. It was a quite informative day to say the least.

Our first stop was the beautiful Lake Mackenzie. With water so clear and sand like no other, it is the finest sand you will ever see and it’s also good for cleaning jewellery and exfoliating your skin. We could have stayed here all day.

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Because it’s a lake, the water was all natural rainwater and was nice enough to drink.

It was absolute heaven and we didn’t want to leave, but stop number two (and lunch) was calling us, which was Central Station.

Central Station was where the indigenous people used to live.
It has a small school and various boards that explain how the people lived back then. It was quite interesting and very informative.

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Also at Central Station is Wanggoolba Creek. Which is a ribbon of rainforest in a sheltered gully. It was a beautiful walk to have after a nice lunch. A lot of work was put into this boardwalk for tourists to enjoy.

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Once we had all finished our walk, it was back in the bus to drive on the sand along 75 mile beach. We didn’t stop here to swim and we were ok with that because there was a lot of algy in the water, so it wasn’t very inviting but still lovely to look at and also very relaxing because driving on the sand made it the smoothest ride we’d had all day!

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The beach seriously felt like it went on forever and we didn’t even drive the whole length of it. We drove to our next stop which was also on the beach. The ship wreck. This ship was transporting goods when it became ship wrecked. They had planned to get it out and take it back but one of the parts fell off it so they decided to just leave it there. It was originally in the water but over time it has ended up on the sand, which makes it easier for tourists to see and take photo’s of.

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Also whilst driving along 75 mile beach we stopped to look at The Pinnacles which are coloured sand formations.

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Our last stop for the day on Fraser Island was Eli Creek, also situated along 75 mile beach. It is a natural rain water flowing creek and people walk along the overhead boardwalk and then either choose to swim down it, walk it- because the water is only knee to waist high deep or sit on a rubber tube and let it take them along it. It was a nice fun way to end the day but it was too populated with tourists as well as locals.

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So after a whole day on Fraser Island, it was time to get back on the ferry to take us back to our hotel for another night in Hervey Bay.

It was a jam packed day with numerous stops but we weren’t rushed at any of them. We had enough time at each one. And the best part was, we had a day off from driving, which is always nice during a road trip.

❤ MeLzY

-Wednesday’s word of the day-

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Today’s word of the day is: PAROXYSM

noun [Par-uh k-siz-uh m]

  1. any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage.
  2. Pathology. a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically.

Origin: Greece
Paroxysm finds its roots in the Greek noun paroxysmós meaning “irritation.” It entered English with the medical sense in the early 1400’s.

For more information, visit dictionary.com

❤ MeLzY

 

10 Day Road Trip: Day 5

After such an enjoyable evening spent walking the esplanade of Mooloolba on day 4, you wouldn’t expect to also have a fantastic morning at your next destination- but we did.

We arrived at Noosa around 7:30am, which is quite early, so we didn’t expect the place to be buzzing with people yet. But it was. There was a triathlon on that particular day we were there, so there were cyclists everywhere and people training and lots of other people just out to watch them.
The beach was already packed with people, either sun baking or already swimming because the weather was already hot. It was just crazy. It wasn’t what we had expected to find at Noosa at all, but we really enjoyed it.

For us, Noosa was only a stop before reaching our sleeping destination- Hervey Bay, so we thought we would just drive around the town, see what’s there and keep going. But we couldn’t. They have the most wonderful boardwalks along the beach and we just had to walk them.

So the next hour or so was spent walking along the boardwalks, while every single person there ran past us. It really seems like the kind of place that if you live there, you have to run on this boardwalk daily, because that’s all everyone was doing. But we were quite happy to walk it.

Once we finished our morning walk, we went to Laguna Lookout, which was just beautiful.

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Once finished with Noosa, we hit the road again to make our way to Hervey Bay.

We found there wasn’t a whole lot to see or do in Hervey Bay, so we just walked around the Marina and the longest pier we’d ever come across.

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One thing we learnt on day 5 was that you can’t always listen to other people. You have to try things yourself. People had told us Noosa was boring and Hervey Bay was great, but we found them to be the opposite.

Soon, another day was over and we couldn’t wait for the next one because a day trip adventure awaited!

❤ MeLzY