Hope November 1 The New Book of Lists claims that the Cape of Good Hope is a misnomer. When Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias came around the southern tip of Africa, he found the sea so rough that he called it the Cape of Storms. Afraid that the name would scare away future explorers, the king of Portugal changed the name to Cape of Good Hope. We all accept that life is filled with many storms. With God’s help there is hope in the midst of the storm.