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2 June 2023|

On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, my fellow Fathomites Ingrid and Ellen and I went on a hike to the Giant’s Causeway. It is a unique formation of rocks, tall hexagons of stone towering over the water at the very top of Northern Ireland, with beautiful green hills surrounding it giving the landscape a dramatic look. It is no wonder that the place has been a source for folklore – legend has it that the Irish giant Fionn Mac Cumhaill created the causeway to get across the Irish Sea and fight the Scottish giant Benandonner, who ripped the causeway up as he fled. The feeling I had walking around and taking it all in was similar to the feeling I got when I visited Machu Picchu in Peru, or when

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