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Giant's Causeway

We are still in Northern Ireland. We hiked to the Giant's Causeway last week on a windy and raw day but intend to go back on a sunnier day. The Giant's Causeway is one of the most scenic areas along the north coast of Northern Ireland and is known for these wonderful columnar basalt formations. It is known as the Giant's Causeway in connection with an old legend.

"Legend has it that long ago when Goliaths roamed what is now known as the British Isles, they battled each other fiercely to expand their personal kingdoms. Irish giant Finn MacCool was challenged to a fight by the Scottish giant Benandonner. Finn accepted the challenge and built a land bridge, a Giant’s Causeway, across the North Channel from Ireland to Scotland to attack Benandonner. Upon completion, Finn headed across the Giant’s Causeway but when he caught sight of Benandonner he realized his foe was a much larger giant so he hid while he rethought his strategy. Finn’s wife, Úna, cleverly dressed him as a baby and laid him in a cradle at the Irish end of the Giant’s Causeway. When Benandonner advanced and saw the huge “baby,” he assumed the baby’s father, Finn, was a giant among giants and promptly ran back to Scotland in fear, destroying the Giant’s Causeway behind him so Finn couldn’t follow."
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17 comments

neira-Dan said:

beaux vestiges volcaniques
12 days ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Fascinating landscape, well captured Ron.
12 days ago ( translate )

Alexander Prolygin said:

Interesting geological site, I've been there in 2013. Bushmills coast in total is fine
12 days ago

William Sutherland said:

Outstanding shot! Stay well!

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12 days ago

Malik Raoulda said:

D'une beauté pittoresque...!
12 days ago ( translate )

Ingo Krehl said:

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Proxar said:

Very beautiful!
12 days ago ( translate )

Lee & Luv said:

Yes it is a beautiful magic place, thanks for sharing!
12 days ago

J.Garcia said:

Spectacular coast and very well captured!
I always like to remember this legend of giants
Many thanks, Ron
12 days ago

tiabunna said:

These two images capture the fascinating geology well, Ron. Good fun reading the associated legend.
12 days ago

Esther said:

This is amazing. We went last August and it was full of people. There was no way that I could have photographed anything like this without having lots of people in the shot. What a difference a pandemic makes.
12 days ago

* ઇઉ * said:

Excellent pictures of this legendary area, Ron!
Wishing you and your family a good time and many wonderful experiences together.
Take care and stay well!
11 days ago

Hansruedi Voegele said:

Sehr gut.
11 days ago ( translate )

J. Gafarot said:

Perfect picture of the famous Irish legendary place.
Thank you Ron.
10 days ago

Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿ said:

Have been there, Ron !
It's a real very strange place, isn't it ?
10 days ago