Monday, 6 October 2008
L for Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
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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!