Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gulf

In the phonetic alphabet, Gulf represents the letter G. My dictionary defines gulf as 1. A large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land; especially, a long landlocked portion of sea opening through a straight. 2. A deep wide chasm; abyss. 3.  A separating distance; wide gap: "the gulf between the Victorian sensibility and our own..."

Here are a few Gulfs you may know ...

The Gulf of Aden (Arabic: خليج عدنḪalīǧ ʻAdan, Somali: Gacanka Cadmeed) is located in the Arabian Sea between Yemen, on the south coast of the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia. In the northwest, it connects with the Red Sea through the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, which is about 20 miles wide. The waterway is part of the Suez Canal shipping route between the Mediterranean Sea and the Arabian Sea in the Indian Ocean. The gulf is known by the nickname "Pirate Alley" due to the large amount of pirate activity in the area.*


The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is a partially landlocked ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba.*

The Gulf of Nicoya (Spanish: Golfo de Nicoya) is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Nicoya Peninsula from the mainland of Costa Rica, and encompasses a marine and coastal landscape of wetlands, rocky islands and cliffs.*




This Gulf of Nicoya Island might be a nice vacation spot:


* courtesy of Wikipedia

9 comments:

  1. Each year hub and I say we're going to Costa Rica but the days pass without us going. *sighs*

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  2. Each year hub and I say we're going to Costa Rica but the days pass without us going. *sighs*

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  3. It might be because I'm in the UK, but we say "Golf" instead. I think you guys got the better word, though.


    Jamie
    Fellow A-Z bloggy buddy
    Mithril Wisdom

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  4. The only one I've ever been to is the Gulf of Mexico and if it wasn't so humid, I'd love to live on the Gulf. Gulf of Nicoya Island looks to be quite beautiful - never heard of it before.

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  5. Pirate Alley - doesn't sound safe.

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  6. The only one I've been to is the Gulf of Mexico, but I ADORE that one. It is like mild, mellow ocean--seems safer for swimming because the power of gravity is held off a little--the waves only have so far to build.

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  7. One gulf is infamous for pirates, one is infamous for hurricanes and the last has beautiful beaches. I'd like to take a closer look at that third gulf please :-)

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