Three months late is better than never, as the saying goes. I just got done with a brutal Summer semester. But here are my Northern Ireland pictures from my workation there back in May. Julie and I drove up North so we could see some countryside and the Giant's Causeway, which is rock that was formed into hexagonal plinths by a volcano plug millions of years ago, and which those quirky Irish like to imagine was built for really big giants who needed a road that led down from a towering cliff into the bottom of the ocean. Giants got business down there.
See? The Giant's Fossilized Poopies. I took a higher exposure shot to really make the edges pop. The hexagonal shapes are identical to those that form The Devils Tower in Wyoming. But way closer to the ground.
I wish we'd had more time to really explore Ireland, but only having the one day outside of Dublin, we chose to see the one famous site and just enjoy the scenery. But we spent a good long time wandering around the causeway area. Got up on the surrounding cliffs and got some scary above shots.
I was sad that I couldn't get any of those desolately beautiful shots of the causeway that you always see online... damn tourists. We were like sea lions on a rock, scarpering all over the place getting in the way of the hundreds of shitty tourist cameras.
We pretty much spent the rest of the day driving on the left side of the road or in run-down Irish pubs drinking Guinness and eating... food that spanned from just ok to gross. Seriously, I love the idea of most Irish dishes, who doesn't like meat and potatoes? But somewhere in the process, something often gets lost. I don't know how else to describe it. I think that's why Guinness is so popular over there. Really cuts down on the food tasting.