Cliffs of Moher

As I sat down to type this I realized I only have 9 days left. It is hard to believe it is almost time to come home. These last few days have been especially great, having Emily to share them with. Yesterday was a long day. We left Blarney and headed for the Cliffs of Moher. It was a perfect day for this adventure. It was sunny and around 68 degrees (20 for those of you who know Celsius). The highest point of the cliffs is over 600 feet from the water and there is “path” that you can follow along the edge. At one point there is a sign that states you take your life into your own hands by passing it. This is because the cliffs are unstable and the edge loses rocks all the time. A piece fell off while Emily and I were climbing. It was a very loud and ominous sound. All together the cliffs cover 5 miles of coast. Emily and I figured we walked around half that out and back, so we did about 5 miles all together. It is the most beautiful natural place I think I have ever seen. It was designated a UNESCO sight and a specially protected area due to the large number of birds that live on and around the cliffs. After the cliffs, we drove to the Connemara coast, where Connemara marble is found. Our room was upgraded and we have a view of the ocean. This helped to lessen the rough drive from Moher. We discovered first hand that two lane is really more like one and a half and the shoulder is either a rock wall or high hedges. There were some tense moments passing by charter buses. Today we make our way back to Dublin. And Emily heads home tomorrow. Then Scotland here I come.

Cliffs of Moher

view from our room

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