This former movie stuntman lives on an island all by himself

Meet Pascal Whelan, a former movie stuntman who worked on some of Hollywood’s greatest movies, including Live and Let Die and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Photographer Kevin Griffin took these photos of Whelan’s life because it’s just so fascinating.

Firstly, Whalen grew up on this island in the 1940s and other families used to inhabit the island, too. He moved to Australia to become a stuntman, but after a friend of his was fatally injured during one of the shows, ‘Whelan abandoned his career and moved completely to the island’.

The island is located just off the coast of Ireland and Pascal Whelan pretty much lives there all alone. Except in the summer when the tide gets low – that’s when the island sees people walking or driving across to explore the wilderness of this incredible place.

No man is an island, except perhaps Pascal Whelan!

Via Business Insider

Pascal Whelan poses for the camera on his isolated piece of land, Omney Island
A vehicle is shown filled with trash and in need of a jump start
Pascal Whelan's kitchen is a simple room with very few decorations
Pascal Whelan visits a pub when the tide is low enough for him to cross
During the winter, Omney Island can get up to 15 hours of darkness during stormy days
A beached whale proves to be a huge tourist attraction on Omney Island

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