Into The Whirlpool

George Orwell nearly drowned in it, countless skippers have battled with its standing waves and powerful gyres.

Now travel writer Nick Thorpe journeys into the gulf of Corryvreckan to experience the pull of Scotland's treacherous whirlpool.

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George Orwell nearly drowned in it, countless skippers have battled with its standing waves and powerful gyres.

Now travel writer Nick Thorpe journeys into the gulf of Corryvreckan to experience the pull of Scotland's treacherous whirlpool.

20070218

George Orwell nearly drowned in it, countless skippers have battled with its standing waves and powerful gyres.

Now travel writer Nick Thorpe journeys into the gulf of Corryvreckan to experience the pull of Scotland's treacherous whirlpool.George Orwell nearly drowned in it, countless skippers have battled with its standing waves and powerful gyres. Now travel writer Nick Thorpe journeys into the gulf of Corryvreckan to experience the pull of Scotland's treacherous whirlpool.