Saturday, November 10, 2012

Ireland - Of Giants & Bridges!

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Another day goes by in Ireland and I was able to head to The Giants Causeway & Carrick-a-rede- rope bridge at Northern Ireland. 

We were at Belfast (where titanic was built) and decided to head to The Giants Causeway as it seemed pretty awesome. The Giants Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns which stretches over the beach & sea. It was formed due to a prehistoric volcano eruption, which left most columns in hexagonal shapes! Amazing huh?

Now you'll be thinking why its called the Giant's causeway, well according to legend, it is the bridge   connecting Ireland & Scotland, where there was an Irish Giant, named Fionn & a Scotland Giant, named Benandonner. 

In the story, Fionn was challenged by Benandonner. Fionn was smaller in size but was able to trick  Benandonner, which made Benandonner flee back to Scotland, while demolishing the bridge. So there you have it, a short history lesson on the Giants Causeway!

lets head to some of the pictures at the Causeway:

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The Family Picture

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check out the rock formation

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With the sisters & mom

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Audrey

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Thats how high it is, up to 20 metres

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Some dft posing =D







After the causeway, we headed off to the Carrick-A-Rede Ropebridge which was not far off it. The bridge was built in the olden days, to catch migrating Salmon from the ocean. *as for now, its just a tourist spot, since the salmon have depleted*

The bridge is 20 metres long, and it hangs 30 metres above the sea level! winds were crazy as it blew the bridge from side to side

On the way there, we had a lovely sight, which was a rainbow:

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and here are the other pictures at the bridge:

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a 1 km walk to the bridge

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the Bridge from afar

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tourist crossing the bridge

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Uncle Mike crossing the bridge

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The Island

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Myself with Sonya & Audrey

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A great view!

Well thats all for this post! I will be updating soon on other stuff here! Stay Tuned!

6 comments:

Taufulou said...

nice pic and enjoy your holiday eh

Samuel Chew said...

thanks bro! will be back soon =D

Arisa said...

I hate you samuel!! :-P

Samuel Chew said...

haha why so? i didn't do anything also =)

Isabel said...

wow.. the whole place looks so dam nice

Samuel Chew said...

yes it is =)you can really feel the serenity as its so peaceful here