So there I was, a bit disappointed and above all soaking wet from the rain storm that had just passed over the Northern Irish coast. The Giant’s Causeway I wanted to visit so desperately had turned into a war zone: too slippery to climb and way too cold to admire from outside. There was no other option than to sit inside and feast on a traditional Irish stew. Oh what a hard knock life… for me.
The Gaint’s Causeway – a rock formation so special thousands of travelers from all over the world come to see it – had been sitting on my bucket list for a while. Because of the ever changing weather, chances are you have to fight the elements to properly see it. Unfortunately that was the case on my trip, and although I could’ve asked myself what I was doing on the Antrim coast in February, I was utterly disappointed when I was forced to step inside because of the violent waves. Not only was the sky pitch black, the rain was ruining my camera.
However, the scorching wind did what it’s famous for and looking back I must say that it felt really cool to finally battle those elements everybody had been talking about. The Giant’s Causeway blew me away, literally. And I loved every bit of it! Irish nature is rough: it doesn’t stop because you say so and to survive in this kind of environment you have to be tough!
Have you ever been challenged by the elements? Tell me below!