Monthly Archives: March 2018
Norway is an amazing northern country, even the name of which blows cold. Despite the harsh climate, many tourists prefer this magical land to hot tropical resorts.
And this is no accident, because only in Norway you can see the famous fjords, which are a real calling card of this state.
“Business card” of Norway
From the Norwegian language, this word translates as “bay”. The fjords crashes into the mainland, forming giant mountain corridors along which the bright blue cold expanse of water flows. The huge natural mirror reflects the severe sheer cliffs, overthrowing the icy streams of water, shimmering with bright splashes under the harsh northern sun. Continue reading
Cape Horn always created difficulties for navigation, and before the Panama Canal appeared, it was the only accessible transport artery connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.
Cape Horn and modern shipping
Even in our time, ships avoid circling the dangerous and unpredictable Cape Horn, preferring a calm and safe path, although modern maritime practice and shipbuilding give ships the opportunity to plow the most difficult expanses of water.
Only bulky vessels and tankers, whose size and displacement do not allow the use of alternative routes, go this thorny road. Continue reading