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Some of the murals in Derry:

One of our stopovers once we left derry was "Grianan Ailligh", a large stone-walled fort, 2000 years or so old, sitting on a hilltop. Didn't look like much outside:

But looked pretty cool on the inside:

A snap of castle ruins as we drove past:

and we finally arrived at the Giant's causeway! It was definitely a highlight of the tour:

The Giant's cause was is apparently the result of a volcanic eruption and the hexagon shaped rocks are formed by a lava flow slowly cooling and shrinking in on itself, causing fractures:

The pictures speak for themselves:

Looking back at the cliffs towering behind:

Some more pics of the Giants Causeway on next page...

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By Tony Baker: email