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THE ADVENTURES OF S/V SERENITY AND HER CREW
Cooks Lookout
06/15/2012

S & G at the top.

Cooks Lookout
06/15/2012

A panoramic view from the top--the anchorage is to the right, the airstrip for the resort, then the lagoon to the south.

Cooks Lookout
06/15/2012

Another of the lovely spiders of OZ.

Cooks Lookout
06/15/2012

The intrepid explorers on the trail to Cook's Lookout.

Cooks Lookout
06/15/2012

5/31/2012 We got together with Ian and Angela (s/v Sea Eagle II) and Gunther and Uta (s/v Y-Not) on the beach at Lizard Island. We all aspired to climb to the top of the talllest hill on Lizard Island--to Cook's Lookout. In August 1770, then lieutenant James Cook, visited the east coast of Australia--charting and recording his voyage. He was nervous about the Great Barrier Reef as it got closer and closer to the mainland as he went north-- he was afraid that his vessel would get trapped. He was looking for a gap in the reef when he climbed to the top of this hill on Lizard Island. Actually, he climbed the hill twice before he spotted a gap in the reef to the south. We hiked up the steep trail to the summit--over some rocky terrain. The view (and wind) at the top was amazing. We signed the book that is kept in a box at the top, rested a bit, then headed back down to the beach and our dinghy.

Lizard Island
06/13/2012

The southern end of Lizard Island

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