Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Please Sir, I want some Moher.




Another adventure lay ahead for our intrepid team.
A walk along the Cliffs of Moher.
We left our hotel and headed off for the information centre


Much like Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind back in South Africa,
This centre is built INTO the hillside and is almost invisible.
www.cliffsofmoher.ie


The Cliffs await...


They are truly breathtaking


A lone castle hiding behind the thistle


To give you some idea of the grandeur.
Although we walked about 8km, the trail actually stretches for 11.


Different from our Gulls back in SA.
These seemed to spend their time flying and not perching


Andrea, from Switzerland,
was the only member of our press group
brave enough to sit on the edge.
But then she does rock-climbing,
so heights don't bother her


To keep the cattle/ horses/sheep in...
Or the sea out.


And talking of the sea.
This stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way is home to the best surfing wave in Ireland!


The people on the top can put this size into perspective


This is Farmer Richard...
The cattle were not chasing him as I first thought,
but his dog...who you cannot see in this picture.


A sea stack...


Pat Sweeny "invented" this walk and is VERY passionate about it.
He has lived in the area all his life and is a great guide


39 farmers are involved in this project.


A young Gull, waiting to fly...


Another view of the cliffs


I don't know the significance of this is,
but it features in several paintings that I saw.


A White Horse walks into a bar...


The end of the walk.
Doolin.
From the Cliffs of Moher visitors centre to Doolin, is about 8km.
Our group took just over 3 hours to complete the distance
...and luckily the weather played along
This is our bus driver, Kevin, walking past the pub he was looking for!
A great pub but VERY touristy, and therefore VERY busy.
That being said, the food did arrive very quickly and it was delicious.
To find out more about "Crazy" Pat and his walking tours,
visit his website:
wwwdoolincliffwalk.com





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