Inishbofin House Hotel & Marine Spa
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... decided the steeper last 1,000 vertical feet to the summit weren’t in my cards. It was well worth the work of hiking up and down, though, for the spectacular views over island-studded Clew Bay and out towards Clare Island.
So that raises the question, does Mayo (Mayonnaise) come from County Mayo? It sounds like it should. I actually know the answer to the question of where mayonnaise gets its name from, and it’s not in Ireland. Any ...
... gale force winds was the challenging part. From there, we cut inland hoping to blunt the winds. Aughnanure, is an Irish Tower Fort nicely defended on three sides by a river and the fourth by fortifications. We were not able to go inside the tower as it suffered water damage and was closed for repairs in the first time in 41 years. Still, the site is well preserved and worth some time to visit. The weather remained threatening but did not rain as we made our way all the way out ...
... to life back then). An archaeological dig was underway, with the foundations of buildings being painstakingly uncovered along one side of the high, limestone-ringed wall. The students being supervised were from USA-based universities, spending their summer break in Ireland fossicking through mud and rocks in a bleak environment. Our journey continued northwards but only briefly. After cresting a hill, a near-full car park signalled our approach to Poulnabrone ...
... town for dinner. We all walked into town again. Dinner was at Clifden Station House. 27 April 1935 the last passenger train pulled out of The town of Clifden. Very different having dinner in an old train station house. They have really done a good job on the renovation. Early night, walked home at 10.30pm, and it is still not dark. Stuart and I still can't get over how light it is here at this time of night. Off to bed so we can do some more exploring ...
... that I felt very powerful. Thinking back, it was a very enjoyable state of mind. I'm familiar with having two opposite sides fighting to take lead, but usually it's much harder to stay on the 'keep going' side - and that's mostly because I don't usually believe in my abilities. This time my desire to reach the goal was way higher than my self-doubt so that was really nice!
Once I realized that there's only once last steep part ahead, I suddenly ...