Saturday, December 10, 2011

Giant's Causeway

We stayed two nights at the Castle Leslie and then drove north to the coast. It was a little rainy for a majority of our trip but that didn't keep it from being absolutely beautiful! Driving around the countryside was just like you imagine. It is green with rolling hills and sheep everywhere.
The reason we drove up to the coast was to see the Giant's Causeway, which is a really neat rock formation formed by an ancient volcano. Apparently when the lava cooled it cracked into thousands of columns.
It was incredibly windy being right on the coast but that didn't keep us from climbing around on the rocks :)
Some of the rock columns further from the sea edge were really tall. Of course we climbed all over those too :)
The rain and the spray from the ocean made it really slippery, by the end of our outing both of us had slipped at least once. John had mud on his jeans to prove it and I unfortunately slipped one foot off into the water.
I don't know what I was thinking but I straightened my hair that morning. By the time we finished exploring the rocks my hair looked crazy! Between the wind that was strong enough to knock you off your balance and the slight drizzle I had a full on fro going on. 
The rain also kept getting on the lenses of our cameras so unfortunately there are some spots on lots of the photos. You can see spots in the top right of this picture. You can also see my hair being blown in multiple directions.
After the Giant's Causeway we drove down the coast to stay the night in Belfast. We enjoyed taking in all the countryside we could on the drive :)