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Pål Hermansen - Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Monday, August 17th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 6 Comments »

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There are a handful of really nice basalt column areas on the globe, and Giant’s causeway in Northern Ireland, in the province of Ulster, is a really good example of this phenomenon. In fact, it’s such a fine place that ...

Pål Hermansen - Tory Island, Ireland

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | No Comments »

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In Donegal, the very north-western corner of Ireland, the Island of Tory is visible as a rugged stone formation far out  in the in the wide ocean. This was my next destination. Also here, the weather was a little tricky. ...

Pål Hermansen - The Burren, Ireland

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 3 Comments »

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The Burren, June 7-8 and 13-15 The Burren has a reputation among naturalists, hikers and climbers as a very special place.  Located in Co Clare in the central western part of Ireland, it’s a naked limestone landscape with fissures and holes ...

Pål Hermansen - Saltee Islands, Ireland

Saturday, August 8th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized, Western Europe | 4 Comments »

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Saltee islands  June 10-13 Ireland lived up to it’s reputation as rainy and windy when I arrived in the southeastern corner of the country. My first location was the spectacular Saltee Islands, where nature has been left surprisingly  alone through the ...