Giant’s Causeway: Fascinating geological wonder or giant’s backyard? It being Ireland, both of these were presented with equal consideration. Volcanic flow, perhaps, or giant Finn McCool, who ran around challenging Scottish giants and leaving his shoes behind. I took a day bus tour from Belfast to the causeway, stopping at Carrick-a-rede rope bridge (not quite as impressive as the swinging bridge over Montana’s Kootnai river… but then again, you can’t see Scotland on the horizon in Montana) and the inspiration for C.S. Lewis’s Cair Paravel (think Narnia), a crumbling castle perched precariously on the edge of the sea, abandoned over 700 years ago. Any Game of Thrones fans may be interested to hear that the show is filmed in Titanic Studios at the docks in Belfast, and on location in various places along the coast of Northern Ireland, including Carrick-a-rede.
The Giant’s Causeway was spectacular, and since there’s not much more I can say beyond that, I’m just going to let the photos speak for themselves. What’s amazing about the Giant’s Causeway is that it goes right down into the sea, and I was able to get so close to the water, the sea spray hit my camera lens.