Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thunder hole

i wanted to see "thunder hole" at acadia. it is "a small inlet, naturally carved out of the rocks, where the waves roll into. At the end of this inlet, down low, is a small cavern where, when the rush of the wave arrives, air and water is forced out like a clap of distant thunder. Water may spout as high as 40 feet with a thunderous roar". but only when the waves are high, and the waves were not that high when we were there. the amount of people visiting it, however, was very, very high. "going back to nature", not seeing many people... not when you goto acadia! as you can see here..
thunder hole is to the left on this pic, you just cannot see it. funny thing is, i heard that thunderous noise a little further up, where we were having lunch on some rocks above the sea; i guess there must have been some hole underneath as well, and at first i really thought it was thunder...
the people above were sitting on some rocks that quickly got surrounded by water. they were sitting, and sitting, and tim thought they were going to sit there until they wouldnt be able to get off anymore. or at least not without getting wet feet. but... shortly after this pic they got off, when a wave splashed them in the face... :)