An Irish giant challenged his Scottish counterpart to a fight but soon realises he is outmatched by the bigger Scottish giant. The Irish giant dons baby clothes, and when the Scottish behemoth sees this massive ‘baby’ he flees in terror smashing the causeway that connected their countries behind him.
Like many tales there may be an element of truth to this fable, a few weeks before we arrived on the Antrim Coast, Colleen and I sailed to Staffa Island to see Fingal’s Cave. As you can see in these two photos, the basalt formations of the Giant’s Causeway are replicated on Staffa, and the Causeway points in its general direction north of the Antrim Coast. Were they once connected by a basalt land bridge?
I’m not sure but the possibility brought together two disparate parts of our travels through the United Kingdom in an unexpected and delightfully silly way through the Irish fable.