My first full day in the North started out with a traditional Irish breakfast. Many days started with the traditional Irish breakfast. What was nice about this was the opportunity to share breakfast and conversation with people fom Australia and Belgium.
After breakfast I headed outside and walked right past my car and headed on a four-mile walk through the town of Bushmills to the coast where I walked to the Giant's Causeway. It was a partly cloudy morning with temperature in the upper fifties as I ventured along the coast through a golf course and a beach where I decided not to surf.
The coastal walk was picturesque in its own right and then I hit Giant's Causeway and enjoyed the early morning views from the cliffs looking over the Causeway. I figured this was a good vantage point so I could make sure Finn McCool was not meeting with Benandonner over property rights as the legend goes.
The weather was better than when I visited on a CIE tour two years earlier in the summer. Having the extra time allowed me to really take in the beautiful scenery from above. When I made my way down from the cliff top path I started to really appreciate the beauty of the rock formations. Sixty million years ago volcanic activity caused the hexagonal rock formations.
After I explored the rock formations I decided it was time to head back to Bushmills for a late lunch and to put my feet up after walking over eight miles.