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... only to find it was the last day of ten day arts and craft festival. What luck! We were in time for 11.30 mass in English which was accompanied by beautiful pipe organ music. The Our Father threw us which was said in Irish/Gaelic. Off we set down the street to savour the best the festival had to offer. Many of the shops had overpriced art and craft in them, none of which seemed to appeal to the almost recovered one. It seemed like ...
... to go into the water, and write messages in the sand. The water was so blue. I could have stayed out there all day!
A little further up the trail was a little village. They had a place you could do lunch at, and buy souvenirs, and then if you paid about a one euro I think you could go up the hill on foot to the fort ruins, and see the 300 foot high cliff. The hike up the hill but was bit sketchy at ...
... t have any sort of motion sickness. It was raining a bit while we were on the boat, but the sun started to peak out when we got there, and by the time I dropped my bag off at the hotel and started on my journey across the island it had turned into a full blown (and very rare) beautiful day!
I rented a bike and pedaled straight to the most famous site on the island, Dun Lengus. The bike ride involved a bit of a ...
... had the Toasted Special, I ordered a BLT - awesome)Then a patron at the bar piped up and asked Kait if she had tried Windows 8. Nice. The guy creeped Kait out, kinda ruined lunch for her. Sad.
We carried on, riding our way slowly to our B&B, no rush, as we couldn['t check in until around 3.
We saw a bunch of ruins and rode by the sea. It was beautiful. But about a 6 mile ride and Kait had to pee halfway through and we had no water. But we finally made ...
... during high tide. The water would splash up as it hit the rocks creating a huge white spray. Very awe-inspiring! One of the waves was a little bigger than the rest and it soaked my right shoe.
We made it back to the dock with some time to kill before the last ferry left the island. So I had time to wring out and somewhat dry my right sock. All in all we probably hiked over 17km. The trip back to Galway felt very relaxing.