Places not on Google Maps – Outcast Islands

Extracts from the following book – Places not on Google Maps

These islands are 1,000 miles to the north of the Society Islands and are the remotest islands in the South Pacific. Captain Cook named them the Royal Society Islands after the Royal Society in London, but that was before he named the Society Islands, so rather than heading back north to name the Royal Society Islands something else, he made a note in his diary to change the name when he returned to London. Cook never made it back, of course, so the Royal Society changed the name to reflect the relative distance between the two island groups.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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