The featured photo was taken at Newgale Beach in Wales.  Below, waves behind our ship as we sailed through the Stockholm Archipelago in the Baltic Sea The Straits of Magellan La Bloque Beach near Cheticamp, Cape Breton Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Waves Continue reading Waves

Travel Theme: Oceans

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is Oceans, in recognition of World Oceans Day.  The ocean’s have sustained disasters of epic proportions in the last decades …we need to support our governments as they continue to battle it out to protect our oceans’ resources from dumping, spilling and over-fishing.  These photos Continue reading “Travel Theme: Oceans”

Below 40, there is no law

We have heard that Captains of cruise ships must take nine years of training and then earn huge salaries as they sail to all the world’s faraway places … why?  Because there is a Cape Horn.

Cape Horn sits at the south tip of the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego and Tierra del Fuego sits of the south tip of South America.  There isn’t a whole lot between Cape Horn and Antarctica. The Drake Passage around Cape Horn forms part of the Southern Ocean.

The Southern Ocean from about latitude 400 south to the Antarctic Circle has the strongest average winds found anywhere on earth because there is less land mass to slow them down; they just blow around the world almost uninterrupted by land.  The latitudes between 400 south and 500 south have been dubbed the  Continue reading “Below 40, there is no law”