Inishbofin House Hotel & Marine Spa
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update on 10/16 - went to dinner on the quay (pronounced "key" for those of you in the Bronx. - Had some oysters and scallops right from the Bay.
Went to Matt Maloy's Bar - the flutist from the Chieftains owns it or that is the rumor - met some folks from Belfast.
Went to the bar next store - the Portush - nice Irish music -
update 10/17 - Marian made us soup for lunch - went to an Italinan restaurant for dinner in town - food was great - La Belle Vita ...
... 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 ...
... like a gelato display. The more remote houses scattered like farmhouses on the shores opposite the town are all white. We see dozens of these as we look out our window overlooking the water. We watched a fishing boat chug to the harbour followed by dozens and dozens of birds waiting for the cast offs as the fish were cleaned. Seafood features heavily on the menus with smoked salmon being advocated as tonic for the recovering. That awaits us as does midday mass ...
... an awesome big shaggy dog named Finn.
One day while we were here we drove into Westport, which is a bigger town than Clifden, but still somewhat small. Westport is a very scenic old town with a lot of shops and restaurants. It was a very good place for us to just get lost for a little while and enjoy each others company as we wandered around.
... had to adjust them. And you always feel as though you're sweating like crazy even though you're not.
Thankfully I had my camera with me so I always had the 'taking pictures' excuse to delay and catch a mini-break. What was interesting was the fact that I felt both sides acting up within myself. One part of me wanted to just give up, turn around ("like that woman", it said) and just do the top tomorrow once I slept enough, etc. The other side ...