John White was a governor of a population that moved over to America. After a while of living in America, White decided to get more supplies over at Spain. White had told the people that they need to carve their destination into a tree, so he would know where they would be, and carve a cross
While White was going back to Spain for supplies, the people decided to sail to a nearby island because the voyage from America to Spain took about 2 years for White. They didnt want to wait that long, so they went ahead. They did as they were told and wrote their destinstion on a tree, but unfortunatly, their ship sailed somewhere else.