Tuesday, 11 February 2014

ABC Wednesday, E of Endeavour

Bestand:Endeavour replica in Cooktown harbour.jpg

Replica on the Endeavour River





In the Cooktown Library hangs this beatiful poster of the Endeavour, HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour.

. She was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded on his first voyage of discovery, to Australia and New Zealand from 1769 to 1771.

Wikipedia:

In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. She narrowly avoided disaster after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and Cook had to throw her guns overboard to lighten her. He then beached her on the mainland for seven weeks to permit rudimentary repairs to her hull. On 10 October 1770, she limped into port in Batavia (now named Jakarta) in the Dutch East Indies for more substantial repairs, her crew sworn to secrecy about the lands they had discovered. She resumed her westward journey on 26 December, rounded the Cape of Good Hope on 13 March 1771, and reached the English port of Dover on 12 July, having been at sea for nearly three years.


The place where Captain James Cook landed in Queensland is called Cook's Landing in Cooktown named after Captain Cook.It's now an eating place where we often ate Fish and Chips.

Cook's Landing




With thanks to Denise Nesbitt,  who created ABC, and Roger, who took over from her. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar. This week we are looking for words beginning with E.

24 comments:

Cloudia said...

Sorry, Captain Cook, that you were killed by Hawaiians over a stolen long boat~



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

=^..^=

Leslie: said...

He was in Vancouver, too!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I have a Beach Boys variation stuck in my head:
Round, round, get around, he got around.

ladyfi said...

Lovely photos!

Abraham Lincoln said...

If Captain Cook could see the place now where you have fish and chips? I wonder what he would say?

Lisa said...

Thanks for the *real* story of the Endeavor. So many will associate the name with the fictitious ship in Pirates of the Caribbean! A magnificent ship indeed.

Rajesh said...

Nice shots of the place. Thanks for sharing.

Kay L. Davies said...

An excellent choice for the letter E, Wil. As Leslie said, Captain Cook is a familiar figure in British Columbia, also.
Hugs,
K

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think those replica ships are wonderful ways to learn history. A very interesting post Wil.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating story and beautiful photos.
I like reading the true story of the Endeavor.

Joy said...

True adventure on the high seas, three years is a long time. I seem to remember they sailed this replica to Whitby for some occasion to do with Cook.

uberrhund said...

Great post for letter "E"!
I like to have a little history lesson while reading blogs, thanks!

Susan Moore said...

Three years at sea, it makes me a little dizzy just thinking about it, I'm a bit of a wimp at sea. I would like to see the replica ship and maybe sail a few days, not years :)

ellen b. said...

Such a beautiful ship! Great choice for E!

jeannettestgermain said...

The story about Capt. Cook got me wondering about when the East Indies were discovered (gotto look it up - history was never my strong point!)
Happy you got through that tremendous heat in Australia and the rain finally came, Wil!

lotusleaf said...

Very interesting, as your posts always are!

Carver said...

Great post and I love the replica of the Endeavor. Enjoyed all the shots.

Hildred said...

Captain Cook is well loved in British Columbia as well for his adventures on the West Coast.

Nydia said...

Learning something new... ;) I love shops and I wonder if I would be okay during a cruise, with water all around me for days...

Norma Ruttan said...

thanks for re-Educating me about Capt. Cook and the Endeavor! whenever I am here, I glance at your profile and am once more reminded about people like you who were imprisoned. The USA did a similar thing with those of Japanese heritage on the west coast, because fear was so great.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I love the Endeavor photos...the color is lovely. Thanks so much for your comments on my blog. Yes like Les said above Cook was here on Vancouver Island also. He really got around a lot for the time he lived in and the boats he had to work with.

Powell River Books said...

I love the look of old sailing ships. We have one here in Bellingham called the Zodiac, but it no where near as large or elaborate as the Endeavor. - margy

Nabanita said...

That was interesting....thanks for sharing...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I wanted to tell you that your header picture is beautiful ... and it looks a lot like this part of Florida.