IRELAND. Traveled the perimeter of the entire Island. Lovely people and amazing history.
Highlights were spending time in the North, on the tumultuous Irish Sea which displayed a rare storm of the century that even attracted many locals. Churning and throwing foam kilometers in-land with near-deafening winds. Rare basalt stone outcropping known as The Giant’s Causeway – which is ~40,000 columnar, interlocking basalt stone extruded from the earth, resulting from an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. Scattered throughout the countryside and on cliffs were castles many hundreds of years old that quietly teased me with stories and history.
The occasional sheep herd would plug up the country roads as the lethargic sheep-herding dog took his break.