Ireland

 Giant’s Causeway

( Part 4 a )

 

The Giant's CausewayOfficial name: The Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast.

This place is located on the north coast of Northern Ireland in County Antrim.

The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption 50-60 million years ago.
Most of the columns are hexagonal, although there are also some with four, five, seven or eight sides. The average width of the basalt is about 46 cm, and the solidified lava in the cliffs is 28 meters thick in some places. On the other hand, the average height of the basalt is from 1 to 2 meters, and the highest ones are about 12 meters high. The size of the columns depended primarily on the speed at which the lava cooled.

The Giant’s Causeway was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986 and a National Nature Reserve in 1987 by the Northern Ireland Department of Environment. In 2005, it was named the fourth-greatest natural wonder in Great Britain.

Below you can see some photos that I was able to find from my archive 😉. They are not of the best quality, but there is always something you can see 😁.

 

 

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