Today, I noticed that my photos are not clickable links to the full-size photos. They are supposed to be, and have been in the past. Apparently there was a change with the default settings of my theme – I don’t really know. But I am sorry you haven’t been able to see full-size photos, I will backtrack as I have time and fix that. And it will be fixed in the future. Also, I forgot to show you one picture from Scotland:
Back to Northern Ireland, a place I have wanted to go, and have been curious about for a long time! I know that both times I went to Ireland (which completely makes me sound like a snob) I wished I had been able to complete the journey by including the Northern country.
We picked up our rental car today around 11:30 and immediately headed up the coast on the “Causeway Coastal Route” it is a much longer but much more scenic route to reach the Giant’s Causeway and the popular cities of Portrush, Coleraine, and Bushmills (Whiskey). It was a beautiful drive; I believe Kellie might have some video posted on her blog eventually.
We had a busy day with lots of stops…and notably an “Amazing Race-like” experience. That is to say, we found a hotel room for the night at about 8:30 pm, Sunday night, all the stores closed (except for KFC) and we drove around until I got in to someone’s open wifi signal and booked a room. And an unexpectedly great room it was!
But the highlight of the day was the Giant’s Causeway. It is a structure of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns rising out of the sea as a result of an ancient volcanic eruption [wikipedia]. We parked down the road to save 10 bucks on parking (thanks, Tripadvisor forum) and enjoyed our time immensely. Enjoy the photos: