Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flickr Favorites - Ireland Part II

Part II of my trip to Ireland:
The Giant's Causeway

After my death defying trek across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and a spot of lunch, we made our way over to the Giant's Causeway.

The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 basalt columns. They are the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The tops of these columns form stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most of the columns are a hexagon, but there are others with a different number of sides.

Legend states that it was the Irish warrior Finn McCool who built the causeway to walk to Scotland to fight his Scottish counterpart Benandonner.

However they came to be, they are certainly a site to see!
Here are some of my own pictures from our visit to the causeway:

Tomorrow's post will be about the first two castles we encountered on our trip.
(One being a top highlight of the trip for me!)

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Rely said...

OMG love Ireland ;D i lived there for 6 month and it's still in my heart! I travelled around the south so i missed the Giant's Causeway ...Great collage!

Jan said...

Oh my...what a spectacular trip!!!!!

ArtMind said...

Oh super & great! Now you make me want to go there too! I will have to check out your posts for now as I haven't got any holiday planned soon. Seems like you had a fab time! :)


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