Renvyle House Hotel
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... d not bothered to stick fences up, so a few times I had to stand on the brakes to avoid collecting a wooly hood ornament. The scenery, however, was beyond spectacular. This was wild. Windswept, harsh and unforgiving; bare, yet still beautiful. I wound my way through mountains, moors and little coastal tracts, before finally arriving at my final destination for the day -- the tiny little costal town of Clifden.
Despite the busy day, and the horrible weather that had returned, ...
... was humbled and reminded at how simply the Irish lifestyle is. We passed properties and villages that in the states would be considered prime time real estate and quickly snatched up by investors. In Ireland you'll find old farm houses and even trailer parks rooted at the edge of a cliff over looking the Atlantic Ocean. Nothing fancy, just the necessities. Not a concept that is often practiced in the states. When we finally got to the Cliffs of Moher, my jaw literally ...
After a quick breakfast and more 'tinker craic', we jumped on our bikes and headed south-east, to Westport. The ride was beautiful and largely uneventful, with good weather.
I've posted some pictures of what we saw along the way.
Westport was a pleasant town, but 3 nights was too many. We went for a few rides, the highlights of ...
... dangerous man.
Nodding eagerly and embracing this knowledge, we backed slowly upstairs into our appointed room. It was deliciously comfortable, and we did not emerge again that night, save to purchase some simple food. I used my binoculars to watch the tinker encampment (nothing going on there) while Megs watched Jeremy Kyle (like a UK Jerry Springer).
We slept like ...
We woke after a surprisingly good sleep. The sand was soft and the spot was largely sheltered from the wind. I'm sure the pints of Guinness also improved the situation.
Today's destination was Dugort, on Achill Island.
It may be pertinent to mention that we have not showered for a few days. Thoughts of a shower spurred us on to pack ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet