Dursey Sound, West Cork, Ireland .
This infamous sound is used heavily for a north south corridor to shorten the distance of traveling around the island adding approximately 6 nautical miles. It is also one of the roughest stretches of water during inclement weather. With a 6-7 knot tidal stream and a south-western gale in opposition the sea state is extreme. Passing through this sound in the wrong conditions is often described as sailing “Hells Ladder” due to the short high choppy seas it produces. The Island is accessible by Europe’s largest cable car to traverse water at a maximum capacity of 1200Kg’s or a max of 6 adults. The island’s active population is estimated to be between 6-8 people.