Today is our last look at the Giant’s Causeway before moving on to our next destination aboard Brilliance of the Seas:
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We begin Week 2 of our look at Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway. Today I’ll be concentrating, but not completely fixating, upon the basalt mosaic patterns seen in much of this area rather than the columns.
It seemed to me that most of the columns lay further from shore, and the ground level mosaic patterns were closer to the water.
This didn’t appear to be solely due to erosion, as the tops of the exposed columns were mostly perpendicular to the column. Erosion only appeared to become a factor right along the shoreline.
But as you move away from the sea, the columns become taller, more pronounced, and display a beautiful orange hue:
Today I’ll just let the photographs do the talking. In this series of images you’ll see a wide array of basalt shapes ranging from huge boulders, to tall columns, to ground-level mosaic patterns: