Monday, 6 October 2008

L for Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia




To enlarge click on "View all images" and then on "original view".

Today we have come to the letter L and I chose Lizard Island for my L word!

We went to Lizard Island 27 kilometres off the coast of North Queensland in an amphibious plane, the pilot of which was a fantastic guide and host, for he had a big esky with all kind of delicious sandwiches, cakes, salades, fruit, coffee and tea bags, and for the children various drinks. We went swimming or snorkling and we had a walk around the island.

When Captain Cook explored the east coast of Australia he came across this island which would lateron named Lizard Island, on account of the great number of sand monitors. He noted the island was "mostly high land very rocky and barren". Cook climbed the island to the highest point,which is called Cook's Look nowadays.He discovered a reef of rocks extending farther than he could see. He noticed a passage in the reef labyrinth through which the Endeavour later escaped.
This is what he must have seen, for we did the same walk up to the highest point

Thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt, who has hosted this ABC game for the third round to the letter L for ABC Wednesday. For more ABC posts click on ABC picture in my side bar.Join us in this wonderful meme!

39 comments:

RuneE said...

I envy you that trip! Alas - no chance of visiting Australia now.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Australia is like America--so many different regions--all different!

I'd love to visit someday!

naturglede said...

Love the heart! Have a nice ABC:)

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great 'L' post Lizard Islands makes.. :O)

dina said...

Such pristine, wild territory. Imagine being its first explorer.
Your new banner is so exciting, Wil!

marina said...

Awesome place!

ellen b said...

Wow what a great trip and what a nice bunch of photographs in your slide show!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful images :-)

Aileni said...

Love the float plane.

Gary said...

Lovely Lizard Islands. Capt. Cook came from where I live (Middlesbrough) - he was born in a little thatched cottage in a place called Marton and Stewart Park now houses his birthplace Museum!!

Great post, and thanks for your comments on my recent posts (what did you mean by "in for a change"??

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

richies said...

I "love" "learning" about new places. Thanks

Joy Leftow said...

I love your blog. The pics are great & it's lively & entertaining.
Please visit mine too.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Niiiice... Lizard Island is impressive... if only I could get out to do that trip... the images were amazing.
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Marvelous beach!

Santilli

david mcmahon said...

Sounds like a great trip!

Liz said...

What gorgeous children. You must miss them.

WE've just returned from Canada where we saw lots of sea-planes but didn't get to go in one.

kjpweb said...

Wow! What a hoot!
Great "L"! Cheers, Klaus

dulce said...

Such a beautiful beach!!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What a wonderful trip and a beautiful family. I love your photographs.

Suzanne said...

This is beautiful country, thanks for showing this part of the world that I'd like to visit.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Love your Lizard island and your site.

onangelwings said...

That must be a photographer's paradise

Bear Naked said...

Lovely slide show.
Thank you for sharing.


Bear((( )))

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Lizard Island - never knew of the island.
Great shots of your family. Looks like everyone had a great time. The name 'Lizard Island' is catchy, Cook's Look is also cool. Any lizards in the park?

My 'L' for LAUGHTER here

Hildegarde said...

So you did a historical walk, in the footprints of Captain Cook, nice !

Suburbia said...

Great silde show. That looks an AMAZING place!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

What fun you must have had. Kids look like they are enjoying the trip.

Ackworth Born said...

I love islands - great to hear of a new one (to me).

mrsnesbitt said...

Good old captain Cook! He is from my neck of the woods you know, he was born not far away!

Deslilas said...

Heaven looking island.
Great journey.
Thanks for sharing and for your kind comment.

John said...

what a wonderful trip and set of shots!

photowannabe said...

A fascinating place and what an adventure for your kids. Perfect L post.

antigoni said...

Beautiful post for letter "L".

The Mane Point said...

Cool!

L IS FOR LOVABLE, at THE MANE POINT

Neva said...

how fun....love the heart, too.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I've only ventured as far as Cairns. We hoped to 'do' the Barrier Reef but we found our Time Share was way up on the Atherton Tablelands and we liked it so much up there that we hardly stirred! I'm in Newcastle (Oz).

DeeJay said...

great choice for L

Dragonstar said...

Such wonderful photos, and it sounds as if it was a wonderful day out too!

kouji | haiku said...

cook's look... nice. :)

nifty slideshow as well. :)