. I don't mind anyone's nit-picking, all C&C is cool! but thank you BadgeAddict, it's my best effort so far I think, so I'm glad you like it!
@TTW actually in reality a 'channel' is just a navigable body of water that connects two others and along with 'passage', 'sound', and 'strait' are all fairly interchangeable.
'Rocks', 'islands', 'points', 'Isle's', 'penninsula's' etc.. are entirely subjective or down to common/local usage too.
I can't speak for the global position, but as a sailor who's spent time on real seas around the British 'isles
' and knows the charts a little bit I'd say you don't usually find much consistency.
e.g. the 'isle
' of Whithorn on the Scottish coast is actually permanently connected to the mainland, the Channel 'Islands'
of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, etc... are tiny in size compared to the 'isle
' of skye or 'isle'
of lewis. etc... or even the 'isle
' of wight which is in the same 'channel'.
..in any case, thanks for your thoughts!
...I'll be sure to bring it up with the poorly educated ships navigator that went and named marine features willy-nilly on his chart next time I'm aboard
*Hesitant as i am to quote Wikipedia as a source they sum it up well:
"In a larger nautical context, as a geographical place name, the term channel is another word for strait, which is defined as a relatively narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water. In this nautical context, the terms strait, channel, sound, and passage are synonymous and usually interchangeable. For example, in an archipelago, the water between islands is typically called a channel or passage.