Aran View Country House Hotel
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Today has been a blur, mostly due to lack of sleep. I think in the past 72 hours since we've arrived in Dublin, I've slept for maybe 15-18. As a result, I awoke this morning with a head cold and headache. Our main attraction today was the Cliffs of Moher. We awoke even earlier and rode the Paddy Wagon bus on a five hour journey to Western Ireland. Although it was a long trip, the scenery was worth it. The pictures posted on my Facebook page just do not do it justice. You ...
... to the visitor's center rather than hiking. Here's a little secret about us: when we are on vacation, we can sometimes be extremely lazy!
Doolin is an ideal place to be lazy. Read a book, duck into a pub when you want a little something, walk around and just take in the serene Irish coastline. If you cannot relax here, you never will. A couple of interesting old castle towers are visible in ...
... rules he can't break a pinky promise. He just can't!
I went back to Lehinch then and sat in the beach, and as i was sitting there and there were surfer people around, i offered to watch a girl's bag while she surfed. It began raining heavily while she was out, and although they would make no impact to her in the water, it would mean her clothes would get damp. So i ran and got a bin bag to keep them dry.
I wrote a note to say what i did, and given the ground was ...
... looked around, took my photos and quietly left.
Beside the Cathedral is the Salmon Weir Bridge under which four anglers were attempting to catch some lunch – either salmon or trout, both of which can be found in the river but evidently not by today’s fishermen. Standing there for a while, with the warm sun on my back, I saw quite a few fish jumping out of the water – probably just to tease the poor fishermen. The fishermen wear waders and ...
... stands at the original site.
We also found Thoor Ballylee another Norman Castle. This castle was bought by W.B. Yeats a famous Irish poet and repaired for his wife. The castle stand at the Streamtown river and has been flooded many times.
We rode in sorrow, with strong hounds three,
Bran, Sgeolan, and Lomair,