The Giant’s Causeway

An easy day trip from Belfast, this UNESCO heritage listed site is truly a unique place to behold.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.41.19 am

50 to 60 million years ago volcanic activity and lava are the explanation for the rock formation that is the Giant’s Causeway today.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.40.10 am

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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.41.03 am

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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.40.52 am

Finn built a bridge (the Giant’s Causeway) to reach him.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.40.41 am

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.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.40.31 am

The Scottish giant retreated back via the Giant’s Causeway, destroying it behind him.

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.41.11 am

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?

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 10.41.28 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s