I’m home .. my flight went without incident. I sat in row 10 on the Alaska Air Boeing 737 the way I normally do. So why do we have a sound, and San Francisco has a bay? I wondered as we landed. Well. Did Wikipedia have an answer for me – and more :
In geography a sound is a large sea or ocean inlet larger than a bay, deeper than a bight, and wider than a fjord; or a narrow sea or ocean channel between two bodies of land (see also strait).
Now I know there is something such as a bight as well. A bight is a shallow sound.