Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cook's Tribulation

My thanks to Richard Carroll, who has provided me with the answer to a question I posed in my last post, about the naming of Cape Tribulation. Richard tells me that it was named by Captain James Cook when his ship, the Endeavour, ran into a reef nearby.

My own extensive research - well, Wikipedia - confirms that this is right. It gives Cook's words as: "...the north point [was named] Cape Tribulation because here began all our troubles".