Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

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giants causeway northern irelandWhen we’re somewhat close, we usually go out of our way to visit Unesco World Heritage sites. In this case, we tore ourselves away from the Bushmill’s Irish Whiskey Distillery to walk it off a bit at Giant’s Causeway. What distinguishes it is not only the typical rugged Irish coastal beauty, but the unusual hexagonal stone column formations. The audio tour explains how they were formed, and I’ll leave it to you to read it on Wikipedia if you like. I like the legendary explanation better though, especially as the Irish Giant Finn MacCool gets the best of the Scottish giant by using his wits.

5 Responses to Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

  1. Ligeia and Mindy July 7, 2013 at 5:11 am #

    Fantastic photo and we too enjoy the legend much better than the actual story. Seems like a much choice than touring a Whiskey Distillery – much more beautiful at any rate. :)
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    • Tom Bartel July 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

      Ligeia and Mindy, the whiskey tour was pretty boring and a waste of time, especially since neither the distillery or the bottling operation was going when we were there. But they did give us an airline bottle of Bushmill’s Honey as compensation. So that wasn’t too bad. And they also gave us a glass of Bushmill’s 12-Year-Old. Which is very nice. I figure if you’re in Ireland, you should drink a little whiskey whenever it’s offered and available.

  2. Matt - Brisbane Photographer July 7, 2013 at 6:45 am #

    I love a good giant tale, and I can really imagine it happening there.
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    • Tom Bartel July 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      You’re absolutely right, Matt. It was a fantastic landscape, in the true sense of the word, and you can definitely see how it would engender wonderful tales.

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