I was interested to be informed by gCaptain that the National Geographic will recognize the body of water around Antarctica and below the 60th parallel as the Southern Ocean after cartographers determined the area to be worthy its own name.
Really who cares what theNational Geographic thinks? Surely the naming of oceans belongs to some more authoritative organisation, as the article suggests. We’re we all waiting for a tick in the box from a magazine?
Everyone loves to refer in menacing tones of the dreaded Southern Ocean. It’s most assuredly rough down south. Yachties say they sailed there as a sort of salty tale in the yacht club bar for kudos from lesser mortals, but even globe-circling yacht races never actually go that far south according to its definition.
Speaking of definitions, Australia being different, defines it as touching the southern coast of Australia but nobody else agrees. I don’t either but what do you think?