Cape Horn is a large headland, kind of like Bray Head really, perhaps a bit taller. But it’s its location at the very southern tip of South America that makes it such a special place.
This is where the mighty Pacific and Atlantic oceans meet. At 56° south, there is no land to the east or west of Cape Horn anywhere around the globe. The next nearest landmass is Antarctica, 600 miles further south across the Drake Passage.
In this stretch of turbulent ocean, storms are stronger and waves are bigger than anywhere else on Earth.