perils of exploration

capt cook

The Buggs seem quite handy. Why can’t they just build a figurehead to attach to their boats, so Mrs Bugg doesn’t have to be tied to the front, to be drenched in spray and no doubt badly jolted when they inevitably run aground?

Just sayin’.


Mr Bugg captains a lovely double-masted sailing ship, but he has thrown up his arms in dismay, as the ship has run aground no a jagged outcrop. Mrs Bugg, lashed to the prow, is also waving her arms, although whether in consternation or celebration that she’s finally back over dry land may never be known.

The text reads: “Junebugg 11, 1770: Buggish explorer Bugg Cook runs aground on the Great Buggerier Reef.”