Cape Kidnappers is, nowadays, best known for the Australasian gannet colonies on its point, but the landsscape of the Cape itself is very dramatic. The Englsh navigator Captain James Cook gave the Cape its name in 1769 after an attempt by the local Maori to abduct a young Polynesian named Tiata, the servant of Tupaia, from Raiatea in the Society Islands, an interpreter serving on Cook's ship, the 'Endeavour', two Maori were killed in the exchange and Tiata swam back to the 'Endeavour'.
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dta (51378) 2013-01-11 0:58
Hello Neil ,
Despite of the cloudy weather , this is a superb view of this outstanding coastal landscape . Especially for the presence of this deep canyon so close to the beach . It would have been good to have a peolple to give the scale , and some rays of sun ... may be for a next time .
halikarnas (5628) 2013-02-09 9:55
Renk düzeliği mükemmel,
Derinlik hissi harika,Ve asıl olan net bir fotoğraf,