Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cape Horn

Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile and marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage. The fierce gale-force winds, 6-10 meter waves, and icebergs have made it notorious as a sailor's graveyard. IMGP1645
Click on the pix to zoom. The cathedral-like rocks splintered many a sailor's vessel before completion of the Panama Canal which offered a much shorter and safer route from East to West and back again.

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Not a startling picture to look at, but it is the convergence of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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