The blow hole, Ravine Beach, Bequia

21st June 2013
The blow hole, Ravine Beach, Bequia

Water is forced through the blow hole at Ravine Beach, Bequia, as the waves crash in behind

One of the places I have revisited a few times here on Bequia is the blow hole, near Ravine beach. It is often blowing 'softly' with a small amount of spray coming up out of the hole, but today was much more impressive.

As I scrambled down the rocky hillside towards the blow hole, I could see the spray jetting 30-40ft up into the air accompanied by an almighty 'rooooaaaaaaarr' as the water was forced through the outlet, no more than 18 inches square, and upwards into the oncoming breeze.

The sea was surging well today and this certainly helped the force behind the water as it crashed over the rocks on this part of the rocky shoreline. Waves were crashing in, over and up and then the blow hole was spurting water high into the air at the same time time. A great spectacle of the force of nature.

I have tried to show the progress of the water coming out of the blow hole, by showing a sequence of 5 shots as it fires upwards and then gets caught by the wind and is dispersed up and over the hillside.

Water is forced through the blow hole at Ravine Beach, Bequia, as the waves crash across the rocky shoreline

Water is spurted 30-40ft in the air through the blow hole at Ravine Beach, Bequia

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