Sunday, 31 July 2011

Some Sight, Some Sound

The Corryvreckan Whirlpool, situated between Jura and Scarba, is the third largest whirlpool in the world. Its name derives from the Gaelic Coire Bhreacain, 'the cauldron of the speckled seas' or 'cauldron of the plaid'. The flood tides and currents can produce waves of up to 30' in height and the noise it produces can be heard up to ten miles away.

Scottish Islands Explorer -  it also endeavours to be heard

1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

Open-water swimmer Frank Chalmers is not scared of making a splash in rough territory. He has braved the English Channel, Turkey's famous Hellespont and The Gulf of Corryvreckan, the notorious giant whirlpool that lies between the islands of Jura and Scarba.