My Celtic Journey continues.....#20 wow that's a lot of journey

Since yesterday or #19 was so long and windy I saved the Giant's causeway for its own blog....It was just part of a fun-filled day!


The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns (natural rock pillars made of hardened lava), the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is in County Antrim on the north coast of Ireland. It is a World Heritage Site since 1986 by UNESCO and a National Nature Reserve in1987 by the Dept of Environment for Northern Ireland. Sometimes known as the 8th wonder of the World......It has more than 50 species of birds and 200 species of plants


The tops of the columns form stepping stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. Most are hexagonal, but some have 4,5,7, or 8 sides. The tallest is 39 feet high.


The reason it is called the Giant's causeway or if your Irish Cloch'an an Aifir, is another legend, or myth. Northern Ireland was once home to a giant named Finn McCool(also called Fionn MacCumhaill). When another giant Benandonner, across the Irish Sea in Scotland threatened Ireland, Finn retaliated by tearing up great chunks of the Atrium coastline and hurling them into the sea. The newly created path - the Giant's Causway - paved a route over the sea for Finn to reach Benand