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Near Cooks Lookout on Lizard Island
Australia

We went to climb Cooks Lookout on Lizard Island about 150 miles north of Cairns.  Cooks Lookout was where Captain Cook climbed to find a passage out through the reef about 16 miles east of the island.

It started out sunny when we went up the mountain, but a cloud moved in and hung on to the top of the island.  The lagoon to the southwest was still lit by the sun.  You can see the runway for the airport serving the island's only private resort, and the anchorage where our boat Tahina was located at this time.

The resulting panorama is kind of eerie with the clouds above, but still gives you a taste of the beauty of the island.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
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