Pam’s Views of the Causeway V

Baby-Finn

For Pam’s return trip I recall a favorite episode of Finn McCool’s, the mythical hunter-warrior associated with the Giant’s Causeway. Fearing a match with an opponent sure to defeat him, Finn relied on the wits of his wife, Oona, who dressed him up as a baby. She made griddle cakes, hiding an iron skillet in one or two. The giant, given the iron cakes, suffered broken teeth. Baby-Finn wolfed his cakes down. Overawed, the giant fled back to Scotland, fearing to face the man who’d grow from a baby such as that, tearing up the road (The Giant’s Causeway) behind him, to prevent Finn from following.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Pam’s Views of the Causeway IV

The Far Extent

Pam hiked as far as the Red Cliffs. Click me for more information about these deposits of weathered volcanic rock.

The cliff trail ended at a barrier, with sunlight running out Pam turned around.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Pam’s Views of the Causeway III

Dangerous Cliffs

We know of the danger of cliffs from our Finger Lakes Gorges. That solid edge can be anything but.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Pam’s Views of the Causeway II

Walking the Giant’s Causeway

Pam continued past the Causeway, exploring other features on a path along a broad, rocky beach.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Pam’s Views of the Causeway I

Walking the Giant’s Causeway

While I was living the dream on the pile, Pam took a long walk up the cliff. Here is a series of photographs she snapped with the Samsung Galaxy.

Pam explores the entry (click for my post “Volcanic Dike”) and walks by the Causeway. We see it here from the back side. The lines of columns is striking.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Polygonal

Articulated Building Blocks

Look closer at the basalt column featured in yesterday’s post.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Basalt Columns

Articulated Building Blocks — HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

“List of places with columnar jointed volcanics” is a Wikipedia page, over a hundred sites across the globe and high resolution images of Mars, these columns of Giant’s Causeway are no less marvelous for being the most famous of a phenomenon well documented.

A pile of articulated blocks, ready for assembly, next to orderly placed columns forming a pavement into the sea. Across the way, on the Isle of Mull, Scotland, a matching pavement. “Jointed” means one surface of each block is convex, the other concave, two blocks fit together.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

More humans…..

…with the stars of the show.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Enter Humans…..

..and the first columns.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills

Beach

Large Rocks and Grass

More stunning views from the Causeway Walk on the way to the main attraction. We did not explore enough to discover the sand reported to exist along the water margin.

Click photograph for a larger view. To do this from WordPress Reader, you need to first click the title of this post to open a new page.

Click Me for my Shutterstock Gallery

Copyright 2020 All Rights Reserved Michael Stephen Wills