The Cliffs of Moher

After an exciting day of garden tours and falconry we headed back to Clifden and our B&B, the Sea Mist House. It sure is nice to stay in the same place for more than one night. Again we hit another little pub for more Guinness and Guinness stew. Yum!

We left Clifden after a big breakfast and a quick check of the tire. Yep, she's still holding so we loaded the car and headed east to Galway, turning south and hugging the coast.

Before we arrive at Glin Castle we stopped at the Cliffs of Moher. To get there we passed through The Burren. The views of Galway Bay are stunning so we had to stop for some photos.

[ The large chunk of paint missing from the bumper was there when we picked up the car. The scratch we added in Dublin was smaller. ]
"Sir do you want the extended insurance?"

"HE** YES!" 
I love rental cars.

As you can tell it is windy and overcast, fairly typical for Ireland. But this wind is just a foretaste of what is to come. Continuing down the coast we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher. This was the site of filming of the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie The Princess Bride.

Here the Atlantic pounds into the cliffs sending large chunks of sea foam into the air where it falls like snow. You can almost hear the waves over the howling wind. I'd guess it was a steady 30 knot wind. Gusts were higher.

When you visit you'll notice the great warning signs. Here is one that lets you know it is windy, like you wouldn't have noticed otherwise. At least the sign is not in Gaelic.

Another good sign is this...

If you do climb over the wall, stay off the grass!

And for God's sake please don't fall over the edge.

The Cliffs of Moher are spectacular. If you go be sure to check out the indoor exhibit and gift shop. It is built into the side of the cliffs.

Next stop the Glin Castle.


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