Wednesday, April 21, 2010

In the footsteps of giants

This morning we had a look at a section of the north coast of Ireland, including the Giant's Causeway. It's under the control of the National Trust so we were able to use our Australian NT membership card again. The north-west wind (the one blowing all that ash our way) was blowing strongly so we had to rug up but the sun was shining. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a fascinating place - I'm glad we went to see it.

The whole of that coastline is wild and the local folk, particularly in the past, must have been tough to make a living by the sea. We visited the little coastal village on White Park Bay, just west of Giant's Causeway, driving down a serpentine road to get to the harbour. We expected to find just a harbour but there were houses right on the rocks. It's a pity a photo can't show the wind and wind chill and the noise of waves crashing.

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