Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Fingal the Giant.

From "The Old Straight Track, by Jack the Lad.

Jack the Lad was a Northumbrian band formed by three ex-members of Lindisfarne (remember 'Meet Me on the Corner', or 'The Fog on the Tyne'?). They had three albums.

Max at Britishspeak posted a picture of Fingal's Cave on Staffa Isle, which reminded me of this track... and of Mendelssohn, of course.

Fingal's Cave, Staffa.
Hey! I wonder, could any of the visitors from Japan  explain why I 'm getting a lot of Jajanese visitors to this post? ありがとうございます。
The rock formation is (mostly) columnar basalt, of volcanic origin, cooling it forms these characteristically hexagonal pillars. Columnar basalt can be found in several other locations in the region, most notable across the sea from this island, in the Giant's Causeway of Northern Ireland, also in Skye, Scotland, in Iceland, and in Turkey, , if you're in the U.S. look up the Devil's Postpile, and the Columbia river basin...

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