Thursday, 30 October 2008
The Giant's Causeway and a mountain goat
This is a picture my mum will feel slightly faint at when she sees it. I certainly did. This is teenager on the rocks, with a drop into the sea just behind him. He loved the Giant's Causeway. He was all over it like a mountain goat. I wanted to strap him in a pushchair like I used to, but at five foot eight I think I would have struggled. I just stayed cool, deciding that the more I fussed the more extreme he might become.
In fairness, he is pretty sensible and his dad was keeping a much closer eye ( and hand) than I was ( he is just outside the shot ready to grab as necessary).
I hope you are getting a sense of the searing cold! I think it would be lovely on a warmer day- lots of good walks around here and rock pools to poke around. I have never been the hardy 'outdoors in every weather' type (at forty four I know myself well enough to know it isn't going to happen now) so it will have to be warmer and less windy for me to venture further than I did.