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The grim, perhaps even ghastly, name may conjure images of a mass graveyard on the Atlantic shore. There’s some truth in that, but it may not be as gruesome as you think. The name refers to bones left behind from whaling harvests as well as the remains of countless shipwrecks.
For Sailing Yacht Florence, the Skeleton Coast was a recent leg of their worldly adventure. Matt and Amy touched down there during the second week of August, thankfully with their beloved vessel still in one piece. They knew about the potential dangers beforehand, of course. “The Skeleton Coast has a fearsome reputation as a ship graveyard,” they wrote on their blog. “Shipwrecks and skeletons litter the coast here.”