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Captain Cook in Google Earth: Point Danger to Bustard Bay

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Endeavour in BustardBay

Today, I added a leg of Cook’s exploration of the Australian coast to my Google Earth tour which presents his first voyage round the world. The screenshot above shows Endeavour anchored in Bustard Bay on 23May1770 after travelling north from Point Danger.

If you use Google Earth I can strongly recommend version 6.2 which, to my mind, has dramatically improved imagery.

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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