The Giant Causeway

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 25th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/34odx23h/
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Have you ever heard of the Giant Causeway in northern Ireland? It truly is a spectacular sight to see. The giant hexagonal rocks "walk" out into the ocean and beg you to photograph them. You must see this sight if you are ever in northern Ireland!

Giant Causeway

I had never heard of the Giant Causeway before I travelled to northern Ireland. It truly is a beautiful sight to see. Most of the stones are hexagon - although there are some with 5, 8 or 9 sides. They were formed by a volcanic eruptionin ancient times. There are over 40,000 columns - some lead out and disappear into the ocean - like a giant took a giant step into the water. Solidified lava is 26 meters in some places. Walking is hard over the stones but to get a good view, you need to take your time and be careful where you tred. I found this area very rustic and wildly beautiful. There wasn't a tram when I was there but apparently there is now. What a view that would be!

I hope you travel to Ireland and see this beautiful, wild area of northern Ireland. It is not to be missed.

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County Antrim, Europe, Giant Causeway, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Travel, Ulster

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I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
25th Feb 2012 (#)

OHHHHH...how very lovely I would love to travel and see this for myself...thanks Christine:0)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you, Delicia.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
25th Feb 2012 (#)

The Giants Causeway is sure a unique area, I would like to see it sometime too.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
25th Feb 2012 (#)

Yes, you must travel to that part of Ireland!

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author avatar Buzz
26th Feb 2012 (#)

A great place indeed to go visit someday. Thank you.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
26th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you, Buzz. Hope you travel there some day!

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