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Captain Cook in Google Earth: South Island, New Zealand

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Doubtful Bay

…and today, I added the exploration of South Island, New Zealand to the website, which can be found at:  www.hazelhurst.net/Cook/

The screenshot shows Endeavour off Doubtful Bay; ‘doubtful’ because it was not certain that, having once entered the bay, it would be possible to bring the ship out without a long wait for a suitable wind. There were steep cliffs rising to high mountains on both sides of the bay, so only a wind blowing out of it would allow the ship to be manoeuvred. Cook judged that this would occur only one day per month.

Copyright © Colin Hazlehurst, 2012

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