Giant’s Causeway is an area of interlocking basalt columns in North Ireland. The legendary explanation of its formation is that it was the remains of a causeway built by a giant and the scientific explanation is that it was formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. Be honest if we just base on its appearance to make a judgement, the legendary explanation sounds more accurate.
It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and managed by the National Trust in UK. The site is one of the few most famous tourist attractions and so any hope to take a picture without anyone is out of question. Indeed, having some people in the composition may actually help to illustrate its scale. The picture here shows only part of it and it actually spans across quite a large area.
Our visit was actually an interesting experience. When we arrived at the site, the weather was actually okay. There was not a complete blue sky but visibility was good. We were travelling in a large group and while we separated and I was looking for some good spots to take picture, a thick mist suddenly appeared out of nowhere (actually it was coming from the sea). Visibility dropped very quickly and it was quite dangerous to walk on the columns as they became very slippery. This picture was taken during the “transition” and indeed shortly afterwards I could barely see the columns there.
The situation was just like the one depicted in “Mist”, the horror novel by Stephen King. Luckily we did not see monsters coming out from the mist and the experience was much less thrilling.