Another View on way to Grassy Hill Lookout by Marilyn Harris
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Another View on way to Grassy Hill Lookout by 


Another View on way to Grassy Hill Lookout

Cooktown, Far North Queensland, Australia.

View to Mangroves – Cooktown

My Diary: Cape York Adventure – 2008

Cooktown

Cooktown has over two centuries of rich history. It was the site of the first white ‘settlement’ in Australia when Captain James Cook, having accidentally struck the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast north of Cape Tribulation, struggled up the coast and beached the H.M.S. Endeavour on the shores of the Endeavour River.

Cook and his crew were to stay on the edge of the Endeavour River from 17 June to 4 August, 1770, the longest time they were to spend at any location in Australia.

Grassy Hill Lookout

Captain Cook climbed “Grassy Hill Lookout” on several occasions to view the surrounding reefs, enabling him to navigate a safe passage out after repairing his ship.

In 1885, a lighthouse was erected after being built and shipped from England. This became an automated lighthouse in 1927 but did serve another interesting term as a base for a radar station in World War 2.

Today “Grassy Hill Lookout” is still an excellent lookout that offers 360 degree views of Cooktown, Hopevale and the Coral Sea.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS


Comments

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous view!! outstanding capture!!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 6 years ago

    Another beautiful scenic picture. Lovely work, blossom. xo

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 6 years ago

    Such a stunning view, captured so perfectly. I also love this one on the right – with all the greeness. Just beautiful.

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanalmost 6 years ago

    ooh Blossom! just a delightful gorgeous pic.

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamalmost 6 years ago

    Wow terrific panorama, well done

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful shot, great view

  • Arie van der Wijst
    Arie van der W...almost 6 years ago

    And a beautiful view as well!! Cook knew what he wanted!

  • dougie1
    dougie1almost 6 years ago

    wonderful!

  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful composition!

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 6 years ago

    Totally gorgeous images Marilyn!!!*-)

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