whirlpool: see CorrievrekinCorrievrekin
or Corryvreckan
, whirlpool in Corrievrekin passage N of Jura island, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland.
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It gives a vivid portrayal of Orwell's efforts to be selfsupporting on Jura, and the terrifying incident when he, his son, nephew and niece almost drowned in the Corryvreckan whirlpool.
En route we crossed through the infamous Gulf of Corryvreckan, a narrow strait between Scarba and Jura.
Orwell nearly died after his dinghy was wrecked in the Corryvreckan Whirlpool off Jura, tipping him and his young son, niece and nephew overboard without life jackets.
Attacking in the darkness, the creature attached itself to Ross's face as he tried to navigate the treacherous Corryvreckan whirlpool near the west coast isle of Jura.
The treacherous waters of Corryvreckan off the Argyll coast are not to be trifled with, but it was a draw too good to miss during a boat tour of the Inner Hebrides.
As sailors head up the coast they have to watch for a series of tidal events, the biggest of which is at Corryvreckan. The Caledonian Canal is reached by Crinan and Cairnbaan.
Maclean, who he says will probably take part in about four or five swim runs this year, has swum in a wide range of outdoor settings including across the Corryvreckan Whirlpool, which lies in the narrow strait between Jura and Scarba and Argyll and Bute.
"We have some whirlpool swimming experience as last July we swam across the third largest whirlpool in the world, the Corryvreckan, off the West Coast of Scotland.
The Crinan Canal borders the site and the famous Corryvreckan whirlpool is a few miles out to sea (if it's really wild you can hear it from the woods).
Eventually their training culminated in one final session, which saw the three brothers united for a crossing of the world's third largest whirlpool, the Corryvreckan. In the afternoon, two weeks before the Eden expedition, they were taken out by boat to the iconic Scottish island of Jura.
It features in 20 of the 100 top 10 lists, with Corryvreckan Whirlpool rated as one of the "Wildest Swims in the World" and The West Highland Way recommended as one of the "Best Treks with Killer Views".
Craignish Cruises offers trips into Loch Craignish where, if there is sufficient tidal movement, there's a chance to visit the whirlpool at Corryvreckan.