Saturday, May 21, 2016

Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. . . . . . . . . . .

Arriving in Galway City we immediately checked the weather forecast
and decided Wednesday was the day for our tour of the area named
 The Burren, the famous Cliffs of Moher, and of course the Aran Islands. . . . . . . .
Sunshine and clouds were promised with only a slight chance of a shower 
which thankfully didn't show up.

View from the high cliffs - a boat similar to the one we sailed on for the Aran Islands trip.

Sailing back from Inisheer, the smallest of the Aran Islands, the sea was 
quite rough however, our boat was still able to do the 'under the cliffs' part
of the journey which was spectacular and allowed us a quite different 
perspective of these huge cliffs and rock formations.

Standing 214 metres (700 feet) high and 8 km (26 miles) long, the Cliffs of Moher
 boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland.  

Started our cliff top walk here. . . . . . . . . .more pix coming, along with views of our 
lovely ride around Inisheer Island with Ronan and Molly.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

MY IRISH MOMENT. . . . . . . . . .

I will share some beautiful scenery with you soon
 from here . . . . . .the Cliffs of Moher in Galway, Ireland.

Standing here in the wind was amazing.
 Earlier, we circled the rock pinnacle below, tossed
 about in a small boat, as we sailed under the cliffs, the
 seabirds, including hundreds of puffins, circling above
 our heads. 
Then, walking along the cliff top later, looking down,
 one truly felt the majesty of this remarkable area. 

I'm truly loving this beautiful country.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wexford back to Dublin. . . . . . . . . .

Tried to do this post on the train to Galway yesterday but the WIFI was having a 
few problems when it came to Adobe Flash - kept telling me to update, wouldn't
 allow me to use PicMonkey to edit the pix a little bit.
So, can't write much - just some pretty views along the tracks returning to Dublin
 from that recent day trip to Wexford - just under 2.5 hours. 
Ireland is an easy country to get around.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The train south to Wexford. . . . . . . . .

Here on the County Wexford coast, about 70 km south of Dublin, the beach scenes
 in two wonderful movies, 'Saving Private Ryan' and 'Brooklyn' were filmed.

We went by train to Wexford for the day yesterday and had a fabulous time.
Will be telling more later about the little town which welcomed us with open arms.

James Joyce - 1882-1941

Walking around Dublin I stopped to say "top o'the morning" to Ireland's 
famous novelist and poet, James Joyce.

Today is our last day in Dublin. We head to Galway by train tomorrow.
How lucky we are to have enjoyed our first five days in Ireland in brilliant 
sunshine and comfortable - around 58F - temperatures.
We made some lovely new friends today - Marilyn & Noel from Australia's
fabulous Gold Coast, Queensland (where I've visited), they are actually
 New Zealanders; and Barbara & Doug who recently move to South Carolina
 from New England.
One of the great perks of travel is meeting new people and enjoying some 
fun conversations.

More details and stories when I have more time.

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