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Taken on Grassy Hill, Cooktown, far north Queensland, Australia.
It was from this vantage point in 1770 that Captain James Cook surveyed the surrounding reefs to navigate safe passage after repairing his ship.
The Cooktown Lighthouse was built in England and shipped out to Cooktown in 1885 where it served the local community and shipping in the area for 100 years or so before being made obsolete, it has since been restored and stands as a testament to bygone days.

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ocean, sea, australia, light, house, lighthouse, hill, great, tropics, james, barrier, captain, cook, reef, beacon, cooktown, tropic, grassy, endeavour, endeavor

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  • Kimberley  x ♥ Davitt
    Kimberley x ♥...about 6 years ago

    What a sky line

    vibrant colours
    beautiful day

  • You were quick ! Thank you Kim : )

    – Wayne Holman

  • midzing
    midzingabout 6 years ago

    beautiful shot,,, love the vivid blues,,, well done Wayne

  • Thank you Midzing : )

    – Wayne Holman

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 6 years ago

    Lovely vivid colours.

  • Thanks Kalaryder, appreciated

    – Wayne Holman

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 6 years ago

    Nice shot Wayne that tells an interesting story of times long ago. There used to always be an interesting piece of Australiana on the “road” from Port Douglas to Cooktown. It was a sign that perfectly summed up the feelings of a traveller who had driven (or tried to) for some 100+ kms before his ute gave up the ghost!!! I won’t repeat the words here but it won’t require much imagination to work them out!! LOL Peter

  • I can imagine, it’s a hard slog. I made to Cooktown via the inland ‘road’ through Mt Carbine etc. It was only partly finished at the time and took most of the day to get there. Thanks mate

    – Wayne Holman

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...about 6 years ago

    Beautiful colours Wayne.

  • Thanks Richard, the colours up there are fantasticly vivid

    – Wayne Holman

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    great colours and capture Wayne and thanks for the interesting narrative too!

  • Cheers Trudi, it’s a " must visit " if you get the chance, a stunning part of Queensland

    – Wayne Holman

  • mikrin
    mikrinabout 6 years ago

    beautiful shot. Very pretty skyline!!

  • Thanks Mike..

    – Wayne Holman

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 6 years ago

    This is beautiful Wayne, lovely colours & interesting narrative … I could build me a house there with that view to look at!

  • Cheers Tai, oddly enough there are a couple of houses built further down the hill in the last few years for that reason. Thanks for your comment mate

    – Wayne Holman

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely shot

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