A Tale of Two Giants

A geological wonderland, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland still mystifies scientists as to its formation.  Their explanation is a volcanic eruption millions of years ago formed the unique rock formation that sits on the coast today.  But Irish folklore tells a different story about the rocks.  This is where the Irish story of Finn MacCool was born. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Giants”

Wild Irish Beauty

There is nothing more powerful than standing at the top of a cliff with the wild sea below you.  The rugged coastline stretches before you to reveal the wild Cliffs of Moher on the Irish coast. The cold, brisk winds whips around you but it is hardly noticeable as the sound of waves crashing onto the rocks below captivates your attention. Continue reading “Wild Irish Beauty”

Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet

For a natural and unspoiled beach head south of Adelaide to Port Willunga.  Golden white, soft sand that meets cool, blue sea lapping gently against the shore.  A stretch of beach somewhat hidden away from the crowds is popular with families in summer.  However, the beach is not the only drawcard.  Perched on top of the hill is the Star of Greece restaurant, its name from the grain ship that tragically ran aground 200 metres off the coast. Continue reading “Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet”