Walk to the Lighthouse.. Giants Causeway

Fingal Heads Lighthouse NSW

Walking the sands over a rocky area where the lighthouse sits, I see the same fisherman and wonder if he has caught a fish. I was thrilled last night when another fisherman gave me 4 Brim for my dinner. They were delicious with garlic butter and I have fillets for tonight. I shall see if I can buy a fishing rod at Tweed Heads when I go there today after spark plugs to replace my aging ones. My coughing car problem was a dislocated spark plug so will have to buy a set today.

Fingal Heads is known as the Giant’s Causeway named after a giant called Finn who created the same rock formations in Ireland. It is said that the Giant’s Causeway came about after a volcano erupted many millions of years ago when the lava cooled leaving hexagonal stone pillows that the waves break over constantly. There is a path that winds down from the lighthouse to the rocks.

The rocks were formed by the cooling of the lava of the volcano. As lava cools, cracks within the material grow most efficiently at certain angles. In many places worldwide, such as Devils Tower in Wyoming and the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, ancient lavas cooled into hexagonal blocks or columns.  The headland itself is an amazing basalt rock formation that was formed around 23 million years ago by ancient lava flows from the nearby and extinct shield volcano, Mt Warning.

Giants Causeway Fingal Heads NSW

Fingal Head boasts some of the most spectacular examples of columnar jointing to be found in the whole of NSW. The name “Fingal Head” is actually derived from a fabled Scottish hero who was involved in the folk story surrounding the creation of Fingal Cave in Scotland and the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. The local indigenous Goodjingburra clan’s name for Fingal Head is Booninybah – Home of the Giant Echidna: “Booniny” means Giant Echidna. The spectacular columns of Fingal Head resemble the spines of an echidna, and so the Goodjingburra believe that the spirit of the echidna inhabits the headland.

Published by Ladymaggic

Artist, Traveller, Researcher and Writer, currently living on Macleay Island., where I photograph and share experiences and events around the Islands and Island Life until I am able to travel again. Travel photos and videos about many places in Australia​ and the world

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

bushboys world

Photos of my world and other stuff I hope you will enjoy too. Photos taken with Canon PowershotSX70HS Photos can be purchased.

Living in Natures Love

Simple & loving hacks for whole health; mind, body & spirit

Myrela

Art, health, civilizations, photography, nature, books, recipes, etc.

Artistcoveries

Discovering the joy of art

blackwings666

Horror, Science Fiction, Comic Books and More

Meandering My Way...

Enjoying wherever the road takes me.

Ben & Leah's Camper

Our Great Australian Road Trip

Life on the Island

Anita & Bill's retirement adventures on Vancouver Island

Speranze Letterarie

Lettura racconti gratis - Free reading of novels

Sharon's Iconic Travel Photography Blog

Looking for the unique and quintessential in a location.

Picture This

Photography, Travel and Retirement

John Malone

a rush of light

Extraordinary Sunshine Weaver

Metaphorical, Metaphysical, Mythical, Magical, and Mystical Musings

The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom

A place to write all I need to write.

River's world.....

Where there's only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

TasView

Tasmanian Photography, Australia.

Journeys with Johnbo

Reflections on places traveled and photos taken.

Retirement Reflections

What I Wish I Knew Before I Retired

%d bloggers like this: