Northern Ireland features amazing geological formations at the site known as Giantâ€™s Causeway. The hexagonal pillars that grace the landscape before disappearing into the Irish Sea can be up to three feet wide and thirty-nine feet tall. The causeway exists due to violent volcanic activity that happened over fifty million years ago. The locals have a different explanation. According to legend the causeway was formed when Finn MacCool, an Irish giant, wanted to battle a giant who lived in Scotland. MacCool built a path that stretched across the sea. But when he reached the terrible Scottish giant, he was terrified and immediately ran home across the path he had created. His pounding feet supposedly cracked the stones and gave it the appearance it has today. When I was at Giantâ€™s Causeway I remembered this tale of its creation and tried to envision a giant running into the distance. However, the warm sun pouring down on me and the rich scent of the sea gave me little reason to be afraid and I reveled in the Irish autumn day.