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Giant's Causeway page 2, the cliff walk
Giant's Causeway page 3 , the Organ
Giant's Causeway page 4 , to the Causeway
Giant's Causeway page 5 , the Middle Causeway

Giant's Causeway Photo page


Photo Above - the Causeway. While it is a little hard to see the color difference in this photo due to the rain. Stay off the dark Causeway rocks as they mark the area where waves can suddenly wash across the Causeway.

The Middle Causeway is what most people think of as the Giant's Causeway but from what I gather, the entire area of basalt structures is collectively referred to as the Giant's Causeway.

Photo left - rain descends on the visitors to the Causeway.

The rain is thicker now. Still seeking a good photo my son and I venture out on to the Causeway that projects out in to the sea, but taking photographs has become difficult. I want to take more photographs, no telling when I will return here a third time, but I dar not let my camera get so wet it stops functioning.

Guarding my camera with an umbrella I do the best I can to guard it from the rain. Others are scampering off the polygonal structures as fast as they can. The wind is strong now, umbrellas are bending backwards from its force. The rocks are becoming even more slippery underfoot. On the main path, the courtesy bus has arrived, and most people hurry to hop on it. I can tell, my family wants to get on the bus too, but I hold out, hoping the rain will lighten up in a few minutes. I return to the main path for my safety.

Photo left - rain on the Causeway.

The rain does lighten and the wind dies. Once again I attempt the Causeway. My family, believing foolishly that sanity should win out, remain on safe ground.

As I venture out towards the sea to my surprise I find I am not alone. One single soul appears to have remained on the Causeway during the entire storm.

Photo above - only two of us dare navigate the Causeway during the rain.

In retrospect, maybe the guidebooks suggestion to start at the top, cliff trail, was good advise. It is probably better to walk down slippery stone steps than try going up them. Also, taking only the lower path to the Middle Causeway and the Organ requires just as much upward walking as going the upper cliff walk route.

If you want to avoid the stone stairs or go to the Middle Causeway only, then use the lower trail.

A Photo page , thumbnails to large photographs of the Causeway

 
 

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Most of the information on this website was gather during my families July 2004 visit to Ireland
This page last updated May 2007