On a wild and dangerous stretch of the Irish coast, a ferocious storm whips the waves into a frenzy. But as the violent weather rages on, something unexpected washes up against the shore. After the winds die down, a runner spots a bizarre object wedged on a rocky beach. How did it get there, though, and what’s the story behind its extraordinary journey?
In February 2020, just after St. Valentine’s Day, people across the United Kingdom and Ireland battened down the hatches and prepared for the wrath of Storm Dennis to hit. Down in County Cork, some 150 miles southwest of Dublin, a weather warning left residents on high alert. And as gusts of up to 75 mph lashed the Irish coast, something out in the ocean was making its way closer to shore.