An easy day trip from Belfast, this UNESCO heritage listed site is truly a unique place to behold.
50 to 60 million years ago volcanic activity and lava are the explanation for the rock formation that is the Giant’s Causeway today.
However, personally I’d like to believe the Gaelic legend instead.
There are a few different versions on how the tale ends but my favourite is this one.
The myth goes that an Irish giant named Fionn mac Cumhaill (Finn MacCool) was challenged to a fight by his Scottish counterpart across the North Channel.
Finn built a bridge (the Giant’s Causeway) to reach him.
Once crossed, Finn saw how large this giant was and returned home where his clever wife disguised him as a sleeping baby.
When the Scottish giant witnessed the size of the ‘baby’ he didn’t want to take his chances on its father.
The Scottish giant retreated back via the Giant’s Causeway, destroying it behind him.
Interestingly enough, there are apparently rock formations just like the ones in my pictures on the shores of Scotland- remnants of a bridge that was once used by giants perhaps?