Optical Illusion at Mamore Gap!

Having driven over Mamore Gap many times I never falter to be amazed by the view. And always take time to stop at the St. Colmcille and Our Lady statues. It was only whilst travelling that way yesterday that I noticed something I hadn’t before! 


As we drove over Mamore Gap yesterday I was intrigued to read at one stopover about the ‘optical illusion’ which was just down the road a little. It said to take the car ‘out of gear’ on reaching the ‘white stone’ on the left side of the road, release the handbrake and see what happens.

We did just that…reached the white stone, which sat a the bottom of a small hill…we put the car our of gear, released the handbrake, and off we went….freewheeling uphill! An ‘optical illusion’ may imply a little magical experience, but clearly the ‘uphill’ was only an illusion. However, it did indeed seem rather unreal. But a bit of fun on a Sunday afternoon too.
Try it for yourself next time you’re on Mamore Gap…and see!!!
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