The west is rocky.

West side of Ireland is rocky on the Atlantic side.

The pictures have been retrieved from the Android and safely stored on a memory stick. You see, what happened the first day in Ireland was my camera battery went dead when we were leaving the Cliff’s of Moher. The battery charger was stowed away in a suitcase back in Terneuzen. Uh oh. Fortunately I had the Android gadget that takes decent pictures (not the best, Uncle John, but it will have to do) and saved the day- actually the whole week.

I am not going to do much commentary this post because I believe Kris on her days off this week will be writing a post concerning Ireland. Finally though, a few pictures to share!

Our transportation to and from Inishmore (Irish: Árainn Mhór or Inis Mór) is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay in Ireland and has an area of 31 square kilometres (12 sq mi).

Our transportation to and from Inishmore (Irish: Árainn Mhór or Inis Mór) is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay in Ireland and has an area of 31 square kilometres (12 sq mi).

Skilled pilot.

Skilled pilot.

Lots of old church ruins and cemeteries.

Lots of old church ruins and cemeteries.

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Ferocious winds.

Ferocious winds and rock fences built to withstand it.

The path up to Dun Aengus- a prehistoric fort dating back to 1000 BC, perched on the edge of a 100m cliff plunging straight into the Atlantic Ocean.

The path up to Dun Aengus- a prehistoric fort dating back to 1000 BC, perched on the edge of a 100m cliff plunging straight into the Atlantic Ocean.

Yes we did it. Actually had to strip off sweaters, gloves and hats by the time we made it to the fort.

Yes we did it. Actually had to strip off sweaters, gloves and hats by the time we made it to the fort.

A little bit further...

A little bit further to go…

More rocks.

More rocks.

Inside and turned around to see the entrance area.

Inside and turned around to see the entrance area.

Looks like the edge of the world.

Looks like the edge of the world.

The visitors center has this sign:  there is no guard rail at the cliff edge, so this may not be the best place to bring small children.

The visitors center has this sign: There is no guard rail at the cliff edge, so this may not be the best place to bring small children.

As close as I would get to the cliff. Vertigo, you know...

As close as I would get to the cliff. Vertigo, you know…

And the view down from edge of cliff thanks to Kris!

The view is breathtaking.

The view is breathtaking.

But what goes up must come down and it was time to walk back down to meet our ride.

But what goes up must come down and it was time to walk back down to meet our ride.

Oh, why not. One more pic of crazeeey on the edge of the cliff. Evil laugh!

Oh, why not. One more pic of crazy on the edge of the cliff. Hence the reason for the Irish coffee quote in the title.

There is more but need to take a break from slouching over this machine and go ride a bike. Be back soon!

Till next time,

Karen

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