10The Drake Passage, South America
In sailors’ lore, below 40 degrees south there is no law, below 50 degrees south there is no God. The Drake Passage is between 58 and 62 degrees. When seas are calm, it is a serene place where people on cruisers can watch whales, dolphins, marine birds. But do not be lulled: these waters count among the most perilous ever, with frequent gales and 10 meter high waves. They are the final resting place of many old times’ sailors and ships.