Giants Causeway Bushmills Antrim Ireland

Giants Causeway Bushmills Antrim Ireland

This blog is part of a MASSIVE day out.

There were so many cool things we did, they warranted separate blogs.

To read about our full day, please click here: Portstewart to Carlingford

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles northeast of the town of Bushmills, and we headed there as part of our Ireland Road Tour.

Unfortunately, I was sick this day. I had the flu and was really stuffed up in the head, with a bit of a fever.

We purchased our tickets and there is about a 1 km walk down to the rocks.

There are 3 Causeways, and you are given a headset to listen to as you go there.

Lots of places to stop and listen. Only one of ours worked.

We loved climbing around on the rocks, and am pretty amazed they haven’t closed it off – I am sure other countries would have done that. So was impressed with that.

There is a legend that Finn MacCool was a giant out here, and these were his stepping stones.

It was a grab lesson for my son, and we did meet a staff member that had him enthralled with the legend.

Some of the stones are more like stepping stones, others are pipe organs rising to the sky.

It is a place to spend half a day I think.

Now came my problem. I was sick. I climbed to the top and suddenly my balance went.

It was almost like I blacked out for a second. I went very woozy and had to sit down.

This made it really hard with an excited boy wanting to explore.

So there I sat.  I think I overheated with the big coat on. I felt like a polar bear. I had 2 headsets, a bottle of water, and a handbag that seemed as though it contained half of our suitcase in it.  I was really flustered.

So Explorason climbs and runs and sets himself up for all sorts of poses, and I sit!

These stones really are amazing.  This place is well worth a visit if you come to Ireland

The drama now is getting my son to come down and to get me back to the car park.

So we slowly head up the path past the sea. Me, and my polar bear coat, and possessions.

Travel light folks.  Bring water, but we would have been way better here with hiking backpacks and jackets.DSCF9556

We make it back and head to the Rope Bridge – these are the reasons we drove to the top of Ireland, and we only have today. So we go on. Back in the car, I do feel a little better.  It is never fun being sick and traveling.

Oh – and did I mention I have no voice ?? – yes another added obstacle to the day.

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