Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, UK

September 21, Monday afternoon.

Giant’s Causeway—Night in Ballycastle with dinner at the Central Bar. 

After exploring the nearest Ballycastle beach we headed to the Giant’s Causeway, a fantastical formation of basalt rocks that is possibly the number 1 sight of the area.

They had some ‘parking’ deal that was something like 9£ per person. Or you could park at the top and walk there for free, about a kilometre or so. Guess which one we chose!
A panorama of the walk along Giant's Causeway in Ireland, UK The walk was pleasant and it was interesting to see the gradual change in the landscape.
Stones, moss and red earth on our walk along Giant's Causeway in Ireland, UK Off in the distance was the Causeway itself.Walk to Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UK Giant’s Causeway is built of hexagonal blocks, the basic ‘crystal’ form of basalt, a volcanic rock.
Walk to Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UKAl chose to scramble all over the rocks but I had a bad knee that was giving me grief even on the relatively minor B&B stairs so I wasn’t sure about rock climbing.
Hexagonal stones of Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UKAl’s shot looking out to where the Giant’s Causeway meets the ocean.
The striking hexagonal basalt rock formations of Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UK I went behind where there were a lot less people and an impressive basalt column wall.Daisies in front of the striking hexagonal basalt rock formations of Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UK People stuffed all sorts of coins into the cracks; I have no idea why.
Coins jammed into he striking hexagonal basalt rock formations of Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UKBack around and there was Al, out on the furthest point taking a photo.
The striking hexagonal basalt rock formations of Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, UK More on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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