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Giant's Causeway

By flowerpower59
Another "must see" on our tour of Ireland, though to be honest, I was a bit underwhelmed by this famous spot. It was much smaller than in my imagination. We were there quite late in the day when most of the tourists had left, so that was a bonus, but the light was pretty awful. Can't have everything.

Tags: Coast Northern ireland Antrim Giants causeway Landscape and travel Basalt columns

Voters: PhilT2, georgiepoolie, banehawi and 11 more


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DavidLaverty 10 822 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2015 1:26PM
"Quite small". I do not think you explored it all, the whole Giant's Causeway experience covers a huge area.
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
3 Sep 2015 1:47PM
You may have missed quite a bit of it I think. A World Heritage Site, with more than 40,000 interlocking hexagonal (and others) bocks and columns, up to 12 meters high.

Needs a rotation and a bit of contrast.


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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2475 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2015 1:54PM
Willie's got in ahead of me, a slight rotation needed.
I do like the cold bleakness. But then I like bleak...
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2015 2:43PM
"Probably the most famous basalt in the world" Smile

Bill
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2015 4:32PM
I agree with you being underwhelmed...although there are some great walks and views...the core area has little to keep you there, especially at high tide. Smile
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
3 Sep 2015 5:18PM
Would make a nice rockery - good presentation.
wnbeat 16 56 Scotland
4 Sep 2015 8:14AM
I guess I must have been there at high tide , as I too was underwhelmed, although the views on the way down and the surrounding coastline were beautiful . You were lucky with not being plagued by tourist though as they were crawling over the rocks like ants during my visit. I think a very decent shot considering the weather
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