Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Cliffs of Moher: From the Top

Not really cliffs in this first photo! We stopped for a late lunch at a pub in Doolin. The tables were made from the bases of treadle sewing machines! I had to get a quick picture of them. The food here was delicious, and so welcome after our trip on the ferry. Tea, sandwiches, soup, and a tot of Jameson's set me up just right.

 Looking west,

towards the Aran Islands.

O'Brien's Tower. O'Brien seemed to be the name on a lot of places in this region, and I came home with a macabre story about the wife of one of them. More about her in a later post, I hope.

Looking north, I believe.

The light changed again, and the water looked more gray and stormy.

The sentinel rock I showed in my last post, far below O'Brien's Tower.

And then we were off again to take the Wild Atlantic Way back to Galway.

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Rowan said...

Now this is more my idea of seeing the Cliffs of Moher - from the land! Doolin is a pretty little village isn't it? Lots of colourful buildings as you drive through, I can't remember whether I've ever stopped there though since I remember the name I suspect that at some point I have had a walk round.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A spectacular place to be sure. I seem to remember that a friend of mine played a tune, a reel I think, called the Cliffs Of Moher on the fiddle. Apparently it was so named because of the huge range between the highest and lowest notes.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Here's a link to that tune (a jig actually)
It doesn't seem to have such a huge range either so quite possibly a different tune with the same name (?) A rattling good tune anyway.

Michelle said...

A tot of Jameson's makes everything just right :)

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