Saturday, 4 June 2011

04JUNE Hope Island to COOKTOWN

Another magic day.left hope island after.....,,carefully avoiding the reefs,leaving the island deserted.
nice sail.dropped anchor in cooktown harbour 1230.Dinghy up  Endeavour river to shore.Filled gas cylander & outboard fuelcan,.then walked along waterfront to town.saw captain cook statue overlooking spot where he repaired his ship Endeavour after it holed on a reef.we watched the locals practicing the re-enactment of cooks landing which they do every year on june 17.nice murals on footpath.
bought the weekend australian newspaper to see what is happening in the world.
captaincook museum is up the hill in a lovely old convent-highlight was seeing a cannon and anchor from the Endeavour.bought a book called H.M.Bark Endeavour  which looks like a good read,and this cartoon postcard..
bought more fresh fruit and vegaes-the farmers market stuff didnt last well at all.back in time for sunset sundowners looking at waterfrot and boats moored in endeavour river

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