August 2007

Co. Kerry & Co. Clare
Shannon Ferry, an Irish Cemetery, Lahinch & the Cliffs of Moher

On the road one final time from Killarney through County Kerry and back up north to Newmarket on Fergus in County Clare.

We took the Shannon Ferry over the Shannon River. They really pack them in!

Sailor Craig is finally back out to sea.

The body of water is called the Shannon River but it is actually a very wide bay from the Celtic Sea. It takes thirty minutes to go across.

We stopped at an old cemetery on the way for some interesting pics.

Someone really liked yellow.

Lahinch, a coastal surfing village.

Surfers getting ready to enter the Liscannor Bay

The tourist shops at the Cliffs of Moher. When we got our first look at these, Craig exclaimed, "Look it's the Shire!" They do remind me of the Hobbit's Shire :-) I am pleased to see the way they set this up without ruining the stunning landscape. If you've got to have tourist shops, I guess this is the best way to do it.

The Cliffs of Moher.

Craig finally got the message about the signs.

... and none too soon. This one's a 300 foot drop straight down into the Atlantic Ocean.

O'Brien's Tower at the top of the cliffs was built in 1835 for the scores of tourists flocking to the site even then.

Only one section of the cliff viewing area is not protected by sturdy rock walls. This wooden fenced area is right on the edge. Craig of course walked right over for a look while I took his picture from where I stood safely behind the rock wall.

Our last night in Ireland was spent at the B&B on the lovely Cahergal Farm. This was the view from our window.

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