Friday, April 17, 2015

The Worm Hole

It was a miserably wet day when I hiked out to see the Worm Hole; an odd, rectangular pit, on a giant shelf of stone below the cliffs of Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. But the walk was worth it, as the hole is quite a sight, especially on a stormy day. It is connected to the sea by a natural tunnel, which can cause the water in the pit to churn on its own, which led to the legend that it was the abode of a giant worm. 

The Worm Hole
A few days ago a tourist was standing on the spot where I took this photo of the worm hole. She was washed off her precarious perch by a giant wave, and landed on the rocks below (a helicopter came to her rescue). Some of the reports imply she fell into the worm hole itself, but the video does not clearly show where she landed. See this Irish News page for a video of the incident.

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