Having the luck of the Irish at Cliffs of Moher
Let the Irish adventure (part one is HERE) continue! On the next day, I went on the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Tour (from Dublin), again with Finn McCools Tours. Again, it was great.
It was raining on and off, but I absolutely adored the first stop, the ruins of Kilmacduagh Monastery! (my perpetual hunt for ruined, abandoned places is still going strong) Next came this day’s main attraction, Cliffs of Moher. By the time we arrived, it was pouring and I only had this one umbrella on me (clearly not enough since my jumper was still wet from that short stop at the monastery). I had some other clothes to change into, but also needed something that would keep them dry for the next few hours. So I headed straight to the gift shop for… something, anything waterproof. And… they are selling these cheap rain ponchos there! (hashtag saved by the gift shop)
New green poncho on (and looking extra stylish, of course), it was finally time to conquer the cliffs. Also luckily (luck of the Irish green… poncho?), the rain eased into a drizzle, then eventually stopped completely.
Depending on the day (or hour, Irish weather, right?), the cliffs can get foggy and you won’t be able to see a thing, Luckily, the weather decided to cooperate with me and I got to see things like that gorgeous sight at the top or this cave. (Harry Potter was in there. In the movie, but yeah.)After the cliffs, there was one last nature stop, the grand Burren.
What a fascinating landscape! So many unique rocks formations. Really something like the surface of another planet.
And it’s so much more spread out than I thought. Even after we went back on the bus, it still continued on and on.
At last, one more mini stop, Galway. It was raining again, and we had only a short amount of time to look around but here is my one decent shoot of a… bookstore (what else?). Definitely had (some of) the luck of the Irish with me that day.