“Thor’s well” is a wonderful natural heritage in the city Cape Perpetua, Oregon state, America. The well has attracted thousands domestic and foreign tourists each year.
Also known as the drainpipe of the Pacific, the well is actually a hole in the rock that only appears to drain water from the ocean. In reality the huge hole is likely only around 20 feet deep. Even if the well is not quite as magic as it seems, it still manages to produce amazing sights.
The breathtaking beauty of Thor’s well.
The site is most spectacular at high tide, or during storms when water washes violently over the rocks and funnels into the hole. During these sudden torrents, unsuspecting visitors to the site run the risk of being swept right into the maelstrom. Regardless of the risks, photographers and nature lovers continue to flock to the stunning fountain to see the aggressive waters that live up to their godly namesake’s stormy personality.
Although the well is a favorite site for photographers, tourists can only watch the amazing beauty from the high level or from far distance because the surrounding of the well is sharp rocks as well as potential danger from strong ocean wave.
Looking from the high altitude, the well likes a hell’s gate. Thor’s well can swallow a huge boat.
Though the surrounding is very dangerous, the Thunder itself is not mysterious. The deep hole is the entrance to the top of a cave formed by the erosion of coastal basalt. When the tide is low, the waves strike inside the cave, so visitors can see inside from the edge of the pit.
The tides rise, the waves will push water into the well. Then, the water is ejected away under the influence of tidal pressure. Water cycle is repeated like an endless cycle.
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