Carrickarade Island, for the geographers and students of geomorphology who love Panaramio and Google Earth, is a doloritic plug. Tuff beds are evident in the mainland cliff opposite. Lava flows have built much of this attractive coast, and the nearby Giant's Causeway is part of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In fact the Causeway Coast is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.
There certainly are many beautiful coasts in Ireland Rory, and this is one of them. Thanks for your appreciative comment, Rory.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm I have been here as well.Beautiful photo **Ian.I traveled right up along the Antrim Coast.I remmeber there was a very unsuial sign I saw when driving up there one day many years ago.There was this sign with a very large ! mark on it and then it said.Beware of Falling Rocks and there was this huge bolder about 50 feet round that had come down the hill and they had even put the road around it as it would have been impossible to move even a few feet I think!!! :-) I saw many interesting a funny things while there, but had a fantastic time.Even made went on a Radio station making Radio Gingles for some guy who had a morning show called The John Paul Show, on 1026 Downtown Radio Newtownards
I am delighted that you enjoyed your travels in Ireland for it is a very special place. I loved it also. You certainly had a rich experience while there. I recall your comment on my Killary Fiord sunset photo when you said something about the days being too long for you. Perhaps, like me, you were packing too much into them.
It is indeed a beautiful sunset picture,but the view captured is of Kinbane headland with Sheep Island in the background, Carrick-a-Rede with its famous rope-bridge featured in Guinness adverts is just out of view.. The entire area from Fair Head at Ballycastle to the Giants Causeway to the west, is a treasure trove of images and imagery to those of us with a camera or a soul in need of inspiration.. as for the image youve pictured? Pure Natural Genius.. /|\
Thank you indeed, coolmaghra for the details and for the profound appreciation. It was a pilgrimage for me - filled with significance and beauty.
The stunning colours in the late evening sky made the whole world seem magical, at the time, Martin. I am so pleased that you have enjoyed this image.
Thanks for your visit to my gallery and your appreciative remarks.
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