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Endeavour abreast Pigeon House Mountain, 22Apr1770

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Endeavour abreast Pigeon House Mountain

On 22Apr1770, H.M. Bark Endeavour sailed from Bateman Bay to just south of Jervis Bay. While the ship was hove-to overnight, the southerly current carried her 10 miles back over ground they had already covered. Working close in alongshore to the north north-east, they saw several people on the beach. Pigeon House Mountain was a remarkable hill inland that Cook used for triangulating the ship’s position.

Today, I added 22Apr1770  to the Google Earth tour showing Cook’s exploration of the east coast of Australia.

Copyright © Colin Hazlehurst, 2012

If you would like to follow Cook’s voyage, you will need to install the latest version of Google Earth on your computer; then go to the Captain Cook blog  and click on the links on the right-hand side of the page, under the ‘Google Earth’ heading. After the animation is loaded in Google Earth, you need to expand an entry in the Table of Contents. You will see a ‘Play’ icon which you double-click to start the animation. Don’t forget to enable your speakers to hear the spoken journal.

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