Poll an tSéideáin, Inis Meáin, Aran Islands

Poll an tSéideáin, Inis Meáin, Aran Islands
Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) is the middle of the three Aran Islands which are strung across the mouth of Galway Bay. This image was made at Poll an tSéideáin (Hole of the Blowing Spray) on the island's west coast. Oileán na Tuí (Straw Island) is visible on the horizon to the left of frame. Poll an tSéideáin is so named because there is long but shallow cave at sea level that causes the sea to react dramatically in a swell, sending up massive curtains of spray. On this particular evening there was a five meter swell running with a fresh wind, resulting in some truly impressive seas. The cliffs here are about 30 meters high at this point yet the spray from the incoming waves are easily reaching their tops.

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Inis Meáin (Inishmaan) is the middle of the three Aran Islands which are strung across the mouth of Galway Bay. This image was made at Poll an tSéideáin (Hole of the Blowing Spray) on the island's west coast. Oileán na Tuí (Straw Island) is visible on the horizon to the left of frame. Poll an tSéideáin is so named because there is long but shallow cave at sea level that causes the sea to react dramatically in a swell, sending up massive curtains of spray. On this particular evening there was a five meter swell running with a fresh wind, resulting in some truly impressive seas. The cliffs here are about 30 meters high at this point yet the spray from the incoming waves are easily reaching their tops.

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