Before leaving home I had booked a private tour in Northern Ireland and we were part of a party of 18. The minibus was waiting for us at the dock and we set off towards Ballintoy.
We took the scenic coastal road towards the Giant's Causeway.
We had seen photos of the basalt pillars before, but it was only when we saw them close up that we realised just how big they are. Some are 12 metres (almost 40 feet.)