National Geographic : 1927 Jan
THE COLUMBUS OF THE PACIFIC r_ -al. :" ,. --- ;io3r g~L" "I - ..-r-X - -1---' 4- 11, ' © F. C. Radcliffe GIANT'S THUMB, CAPE FIOULWIND, NEW ZEALAND Projections such as this, and hidden rocks, in addition to the winds which prompted Cook to give the cape its name, were obstacles he encountered in charting the New Zealand coast. While off Cape Foulwind Cook wrote in his journal: "No country upon earth can appear with a more rugged and barren aspect than this does from the sea, for as far inland as the eye can reach nothing is to be seen but the summits of these rocky mountains, which seem to lay so near one another as not to admit any vallies between them."