Thursday, 19 February 2009

Sky Watch : Sea, Sky and Sand. Cooktown, Australia.




 
 
 
 
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A not so sunny sky over the Endeavour River in August 2008.

Captain Cook had landed in this area in June 1770. Cooktown didn't exist then and the river was called Wahalumbaal, but it got the name of Endeavour River after Cook's ship. The river is a very long one, twisting inland, and it harbours all kind of unique animals like saltwater crocs.

Sky Watch is hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Ivar, Wren, Fishing Guy & Louise
Thank you so much for this great meme, it's always a pleasure to participate, and see all the other skies around the world. If you want to see the other skies please click on the logo in the side bar.

54 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful scenes. Austrailia is on my "bucket list", right after I win the lottery. Facinating country.

Janie said...

It's fascinating to imagine what it was like for Captain Cook and crew, pulling into this harbor.
Beautiful photos!

Guy D said...

I am so jealous of your weather, those are great shots.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful clear blues reader wil.
As Captain Cook came from near here I am always interested to read of his exploits.

George said...

Thanks for these beautiful pictures. I think Cooktown would be a beautiful place to visit. Maybe someday!

Patty said...

Beautiful photos.

Merisi said...

Oh, to dream of summer skies in the middle of European winter!
Thank you! :-)

Abe Lincoln said...

Beautiful photogrphy. I really like the pictures you show from Australia.

I decided to try SkyWatch again. Not sure how far I will get before I tire out but will give it a try.

My Skywatch Post

Gill - That British Woman said...

those are pretty photos, I would love to go there.....

Gill in Canada

Carver said...

Those are all beautiful shots. I really like the green tint of the water in the first shot.

RuneE said...

It looks like a lovely spot, river, land, beach and all. But I have heard some nasty stories about those saltwater crocs...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You've had some wonderful adventures with your family in Australia, haven't you?

Salt water crocs? REALLY! See how much I learn blogging? ;-)

Carletta said...

Such wonderful scenes you share.
I especially love that second one. You captured the wake of the boat wonderfully!

Sara G said...

Great post and wonderful photo's!!
thanks so much for sharing them with us.
Happy SWF

Carletta said...

Oops, obviously I meant the third one. :)

VALKYRIEN said...

Oh - I long for summer! Then I can visit the harbor in Oslo, listen to the seagulls, happy voices, get a little sunburn...and dream of the country Captain Cook visited! Not sure about the croks though.... Great shots!

Miss_Yves said...

Of course, i 'll be very happy to help you, if I can .
On friday, if you want, because I'll absent myself tomorrow.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Those skies look kind of sunny to me.Love any picture of water and boats!

Raven said...

Great series of photos

Babooshka said...

I don't know why but these made me think of Corfu, the light. It really is such an historical place.

Miss_Yves said...

I'm watching an interesting broadcast about the exhibition " Van gogh ou les couleurs de la nuit" at The Van Gogh museum of Amsterdam!
My son will travel to Amsterdam with his school, on may!How lucky he is !

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shots! really stir the imagination thinking of Capt. Cook being there. Wish I was right there! Thanks for sharing! Happy SWF!

Ida said...

Very nice series from your part of the world.
Great! :)

ViennaDaily said...

I hope its already lovely summer's day like that. great set of photos!

Bradley Myers said...

I heard those crocs can be pretty mean. Like Arkansas Patti if I ever win the lottery I would love to visit. Good sky watch post.

starnitesky said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Lovely photos.

TheWritersPorch said...

SOMEDAY.....I am going to get there
but until then.....thanks for your amazing pictures! Thanks for coming by the Porch !! PLEASE post pictures of Shakepeare's Birthplace if you have some! I would just love to see them!
xoxo Hugs,
Carol

Tootie said...

I liked your photos. That is a very beautiful area.

J Bar said...

Great shots.

Cloudia said...

Beautiful, Wil! Thankyou & aloha

Marja said...

Nice pictures. We have a lot here called after captain Cook In the first place Mount Cook

Ann said...

Are there crocodiles in the river? Last November, my husband went to Queensland on a out back job. He saw a crocodile. Must look back among my archives to see where he went.

Etje said...

Het is je weer gelukt om hier mooie foto's te posten Wil.

Groetjes

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

How interesting and what a place to visit, great piccies, love the wash.

Pacey said...

It's beautiful that Cooktown...just simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Great shots of the place with historic importance.

Poutalicious said...

Thanks for posting these great shots. I hope you have a great weekend. The landscape reminds me a lot of Arizona, aside from the water of course.

Naturegirl said...

Sea sun and sand is just what we northerners need right about now! Loved these series of images!Enjoy your weekend.. :)

Grace and Bradley said...

It seems that you were having a very good time there

floreta said...

oooh would love to take a cruise!

Sue McGettigan said...

Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing them!

Miss_Yves said...

Yes , of course, I said friday, d but is was saturday .
However, I'm ready

Miss_Yves said...

C'est parfait!
le style, les rimes et bien sûr l'orthographe !Félicitations !
....peut-être faut -il écrire (2)

"ma grand route "
et non "ma grande route" ,

pour respecter le nombre de syllabes

l'adjectif "Grand" sans "e" devant un mot féminin n'est pas une incorrection mais une forme ancienne , comme dans "grand-mère", mère-grand""Granville "(nom d'un port de la Manche.
J'essaierai de trouver l'original de Charles Trénet- texte écrit , et oral sur Deezer, et la mettrai sur mon blog,un peu plus tard :Vous pourrez comparer .

C'est une jolie chanson connue, mais dont j'ai oublié certains détails ..En tout cas votre version est excellente!
Et MERCI de cet hommage .
(Excusez-moi d'écrire tout en Français, mais c'est trop "technique".

Pam said...

As always your photos are fabulous. Thank's for taking me along, I enjoyed the journey;)

Reader Wil said...

Miss Yves,cést formidable Mercie beaucoup. S'il vous plaît écrivez toujors en français, parce que je peux le lire bien et je voudrai apprendre français.
Je pensais que le texte est l'original, car je l'ai trouvé chez Google.Mais j'espère aussi que le texte anglais est correct. Vous pouvez voir que la traduction anglaise est correcte. Vous parlez très bien anglais. C'est jolie si vous voulez mettre le texte sur votre blog. C'est une chanson belle!

Miss_Yves said...

Chère Reader Will
Excusez ma distraction !Mais comme il y a parfois des erreurs sur Google, il valait mieux vérifier.
J'ai mis sur mon blog la chanson de Charles Trenet,(sans accent) mais il manque une strophe , celle avec "la grand route"

Votre traduction me semble excellente!

Quelques petites nuances:
au lieu de "modest houses":wise cottages" me semble meilleur, en effet, il s'agit de "petites maisons à la campagne", simples mais personnifiées, à la manière des enfants" sages "comme des images -Y a -t-il une expression équivalente en Anglais ?
En tout cas, c'est mieux pour le nombre de syllabes.
Toujours pour le nombre de syllabes, ajouter "many"devant " lanscapes "

Pour le nombre de syllabes/
"wonderful suns":ajouter
"and very "wonderful suns -si c'est correct
Dernier vers:
"my meadow and my cottage"sonnera très bien .
Mais ce sont vraiment de petits détails, et je vous félicite!
J'ai beaucoup aimé "romantic songs "!
Si vous avez besoin d'autres précisions, n'hésitez pas!
Amicalement

Miss_Yves said...

D'accord ...
Est-ce que "model cottages"conviendrait ?
c'est aussi l'idée de"gentillesse"
:"gentilles petites maisons"(cottages)

Barbara Martin said...

Wonderful photos and accompanying historical bits.

Reader Wil said...

Chère Miss Yves, oui "model cottages"conviendrait! C'est très bien parce que les bloggers qui parlent anglais comprendront l'entière chanson.Encore, merci!

soulbrush said...

still summer there, i am jealous.

Michele said...

Outstanding photos... what a delightful place to visit!!
Absolutely beautiful!
Mountain Retreat

chanpheng said...

Lovely combination of water and sky!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Your site is ALWAYS a feast for my eyes. I still can't believe you produce these glorious images with a point and shoot camera! You're the best!

Brenda said...

Really beautiful!