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Giant’s Causeway

8 November 2006

Giant’s Causeway is a world heritage site and is one of the main attraction in Northern Ireland.

Some time ago, the International Friendship Association (IFA) organised a trip to Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle and some of us jumped at the chance. When you talk about visiting the Giant’s Causeway, its got a lot to do with luck. You don’t want to go there in the rain, and yet, with the unpredictable weather in Belfast, making plans is just impossible. We had good luck on our trip, I think. The weather then was just great! It only started raining after we left Giant’s Causeway. :D



It’s all hexagonal rocks. Yeah, hexagons!


Ask a geologist and he’ll tell you boring facts about cooling lava. Ask a local, and you may get a story about Finn MacCool, or one of the other myths surrounding the causeway.

The wind was so strong, and most of the pictures so near the coast had my hair flat on my face. This is a rare one.

The Giant certainly had a lot of things. There was his boot, his chimney, his gate, his chair… we took a picture in his organ. Ok, part of this organ.

I think the path was about 15miles, but distance wasn’t the problem, height was. You can walk in 2 directions, take the steep slope down and the easy way up or the other way ’round. I don’t know what came over us, but we followed the crowd and took the easy way down and the hard way up. Yeah, I think we left our common sense at home, and had to climb up this…


Getting up that was quite an achievement, I think. And my… weren’t we glad to reach the top!
Here’s the secret, we weren’t posing with anything, we didn’t even want to take a group picture. What we did want, was an excuse to take a break. *pant pant*

All part of the “take a break” excuse. “Look!! Sheep!! Why don’t you take a picture of them? I’ll sit here and wait for you, OK?”

Even looking from far far away, you can see the unique shape of the rocks that made up the causeway.

Oh yeah, here are 2 pictures of the lesser-of-the-two attraction. Dunluce castle, or what used to be a castle. :P I guess if you’re a tourist attraction, it would really suck to be a world heritage’s neighbour.. no one really pays you much attention.



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  1. Loong said,

    on November 8th, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    OK … so I guess it wasn’t aliens that placed those hexagonal rocks there? Hehe … just kidding.

    Nice scenery there … reminds me of LOTR.

  2. UK Doc said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 8:06 am

    Nice pictures.

  3. zennie said,

    on November 9th, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    whoaa nice like mad

  4. Yee Pei said,

    on November 10th, 2006 at 9:10 am

    Loong: Seems like the Irish prefers giants to aliens, so it’s gonna be giants who put the rocks there.

    UK Doc: Thanks. :)

    Zen: Quick, come over. I’ll bring you to see the real thing.

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  6. Palmdoc said,

    on November 15th, 2006 at 12:22 am

    This post and beautiful pictures made it to the MMR Blogrounds II ! ;)

  7. Yee Pei said,

    on November 15th, 2006 at 12:42 am

    Palmdoc: Thanks!

  8. ngchmd said,

    on November 15th, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Very nice pictures.

    Look at the map of Northern Ireland and noticed the gigantic lake in the centre of it. The legend had it that the Irish giant created this when he dugged up the land mass and hurled this at the Scottish giant in their feud.

  9. Yee Pei said,

    on November 15th, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    ngchmd: Thanks..

  10. Minnie said,

    on May 15th, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Wonderfull fotos.Which I can be there myself.

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