Still plenty more photos to come, seven months after the fact. One of my favorite parts of the trip was spending time in Northern Ireland, especially Bushmills. We stayed at the Bushmills Inn while touring the area. The smell of burning peat in the fireplace is now forever linked to this town in my mind. The hotel burned it in the fireplaces and the whole town smelled like it from the nearby distillery.
Giant’s Causeway is a nearby basalt formation on the North coast. It is notable because if its 40,000+ interlocking basalt columns that were the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. We didn’t run into big crowds anywhere on the trip, but there were a decent number of them here. I can’t even imagine how crowded this is in the summer.