I remember vividly that freezing cold day in 1991 when I went to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. It was more than the cold that sent shivers down my spine. There was no-one else there. Just us. We were so small next to that massive geological formation. I thought I would never see anything like it again, especially not in my own country.
Smaller in scale, but just as awe-inpiring. In Gamilaroi Country.
Formed 21 million years ago from an exploding volcano, the molten rock and basalt lava cooled slowly and evenly, forming perfect hexagonal columnar jointing.
I could have stayed there all day and just gazed at it.
We also saw a legless lizard so, as you can imagine, I just floated back to my car.
There is another example of columnar jointing in Australia, so I suspect one day I will be bound for South Australia.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Rock.