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Disathairne, 23/Nov/2013

RNLI Lifeboat in the Corryvreckan whirlpool

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One day I'll get there to see it with my own eyes. Either on foot to see it from dry land or on a boat to go through it. I'm talking of course of the Corryvreckan whirlpool at the northern tip of Islay's neighbour Jura. Here's an interesting video of it I came across today:

YouTube: oban lifeboat in the Corryvreckan whirlpool

According to the description of the video this was the Oban lifeboat in the Corryvreckan during a peak spring tide on 20/Sep/2013. While still always under control I found it quite interesting how much it was still ‘thrown around’ and how big the waves were in comparison to it. Quite fascinating to think this is pretty much only because of a rock formation at the bottom of the sea and the tide (it looked to me as if it was fairly calm otherwise).

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