Here's some more shots from the bobbing boat tour.
A few more from Vestmannaeyjar
So, I came up with a game.
The game was to try and take a photo of the stone pillars without having a single tourist in them. Now I know there are some Camera and Photoshop tricks I could have used, but the only work if everybody is continually moving from place to place. However, these folks would pick a rock and camp out. Some literally brought breakfast and would eat it on the rocks. There were first aid people everywhere because I can't imagine that people aren't tripping and getting hurt, or possibly killed left and right. People have fallen and died. Children have been swept out to sea by an unexpected wave. I am not making this up. I can't believe they allow anyone, let alone children, climb pretty much anywhere out on these stones. One little slip and it's goodbye, Charlie. Anyway, back to the game.
So, should you visit the Giant's Causeway?
"Super no!" Well, how about super-maybe, but probably "no!" Unless you can be there and get set up in place before dawn, and you get lucky and get a great cloudy sky, which of course there's no real way to know that 100% in advance, I would say skip it. In fact, I'm not certain it's worth even getting up early for.
I saw where MSN.com wrote, "Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway is the most disappointing tourist attraction in the world, according to a survey conducted by the Irish Times." That may be a little strong, but I'd say it has to be in the top 5. Also, if you're not taking a long lens to the Dark Hedges, you can skip that one, too because when you're there, you wouldn't actually know you're in the Dark Hedges at all. It's more of a photographic effect. It looks great in pictures. In real life? Meh.
How about some behind the scenes shots of "The Lads" (OK, mostly me, but also my brother Jeff, Kim and his buddy Donny).
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