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  • Day14

    Cliffs of Moher - auf Guerin's Path

    June 20, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute ist das Wetter perfekt und wir fahren zu den Cliffs of Moher. Natürlich nicht auf den Megaparkplatz, sondern zu Guerin. Ein alter Herr und wahrscheinlich Landbesitzer, der südlich des Hauptzugangs seinen Audi geparkt hat und 5€ kassiert. Aber das ist mehr als okay, denn wir hassen ja den Trubel und große Menschenansammlungen.
    Ein kleines Hügelchen hoch und da sind sie, Europas höchste Steilhänge. Wow, was für ein Blick! Wir können uns gar nicht satt sehen. Wir laufen den Klippenpfad weiter nach Süden und beobachten die Seevögel und genießen den Ausblick.
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  • Day2

    2. Tag Irland Pt. II

    October 9, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    Wir hatten sogar „Glück“ mit dem Wetter. Die meiste Zeit war es nur bewölkt und hat nur ein paar mal zwischendurch geregnet. Dadurch haben wir auf dem Weg 2 wunderschöne Regenbogen gesehen, aber leider kein Gold gefunden. Ganz schön unbeständiges Wetter hier aber das gehört denke ich zu Irland dazu! 🌦
    Bei den Klippen hatten wir ungefähr 1 1/2 Stunden Zeit umher zulaufen. An einer Stelle war es so windig das einem sogar die Mütze vom Kopf geweht wurde. Weiter hat man sich dann auch nicht getraut. 😅
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  • Day9

    Cliffs of Moher

    August 21, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück fahren wir an der Küste entlang in Richtung Doolin. Kurz vor Doolin erreichen wir die Cliffs of Moher.

    Die Cliffs sind gut erschlossen und werden von Touristen busladungsweise besucht. Für Individualreisende ist ein eigener Parkplatz reserviert. Bereits bei der Einfahrt entrichtet der Besucher seinen Obolus. Wenige Schritte vom Parkplatz entfernt beginnt die eigentliche Anlage.

    Es handelt sich um einen etwa 8 km langen Abschnitt an Felsklippen, die der Zahn der Zeit in die Natur genagt hat. Die Klippen haben eine Höhe von über 200 m und thronen majestätisch über dem Atlantik. Allerdings sind sie etwas zickig. Sie zeigen sich heute nur kurz und verhüllen sich schnell mit dickem tiefliegendem Nebel.

    Da der Nebel noch nicht ausreichte, um uns abzuschrecken, kam noch Sprühregen dazu. Wir traten den Rückzug an und bemitleideten gedanklich die gerade neu ankommenden Bustouristen. Wir konnten wenigstens einen kleinen Blick auf dieses Naturschauspiel erhaschen, sie würden nur Nebel zu Gesicht bekommen.
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  • Day2

    Cliffs of Moher

    May 21, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Wow! Das ist alles was ich dazu sagen konnte.
    Diese Küste ist der Wahnsinn. Das Wasser schlägt an die schroffen Klippen - diese sind meterhoch und je näher man an die Kante kommt, umso bewusster wird einem die Kraft der Natur und die Zerbrechlichkeit des Menschen.Read more

  • Day28

    Inis Oirr and the Cliffs of Moher

    October 1, 2018 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Last night I thought it would be good to take a trip to one of the Aran Islands. I didn’t consult the weather forecast and booked a trip to the smallest island Inis Oirr and then to see the Cliffs of Moher.
    I wasn’t so keen when I got to Doolin Pier. It was very cold and cloudy and looked a bit choppy.
    We all sat up the top in the open and it was very cold.

    It was a 30 min trip to Inis Oirr which is the closest island to Doolin. We all got off and some got on another boat to go to one of the other islands and the rest of us stayed on Inis Oirr.
    To get around the island we had the choice of walking, bikes, horse and cart or private car. I chose the horse and cart.

    There have been people on the islands for centuries. The island is mainly limestone which has need dig up, made into walls and the soil improved with seaweed. The pony and trap took us up to the Flossy shipwreck and back around through the narrow roads to the main settlement.
    We were on the island for about 3 hours. The return trip went via the Cliffs of Moher. It was a lot rougher on the way back and I spent a lot of the trip with my eyes fixed firmly on the horizon. Once we reached the Cliffs it was a bit hard to see as everyone stood up and jostled for the best position to take photos.

    After we got back to Doolin I headed to see the Cliffs from the top. They were good but I’m sure they’d be magnificent in sunlight. It was still cloudy and the rain came in. Just drizzle but it did affect visibility.

    Last night I ate tea in the hotel restaurant and it was ordinary at best so I had to look for somewhere different tonight. I stopped at a pub in Lisdoonvarna. It was dark by the time I finished. It was a 45km trip that was meant to take 45 mins through narrow lanes and roads. The speed limit was generally 80 km/hr but I stuck to about 30 km/hr due to the roads and darkness. It took well over an hour to get back but I saw a rabbit, multiple frogs, a hare (I think) and two badgers. The badgers made the slow trip worth it.
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  • Day5

    Cliffs of Moher

    September 14, 2017 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    The Cliffs were awesome the weather was nice with some pretty strong winds. I would definitely go back again. Adrienne even drank a pint out of a Guinness glass, a pint of water while I had the real stuff.Read more

  • Day18

    Cliffs of Moher

    July 24, 2019 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    These sea Cliffs, located on the south western edge of the Burren region in County Clare, run for 14 kilometres. At the south end they rise 129 meters above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag's Head and eight kilometres to the north they reach their maximum height of 214 meters. Their formation is believed to have take place between 313 to 326 million years ago. Today the Cliffs are subject to erosion by wave action. There are also estimated to be some 30,000 pairs of birds living on the Cliffs, including Atlantic puffins. Although we didn't see any we saw a picture telling us about them. This picturesque landscape was made complete by the abundance of native flowers, including wild poppies that adorned the area.Read more

  • Day96

    Dunghaire castle, Burren, Doolin

    December 8, 2016 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Set out this morning at 10 am to the Cliffs of Moher and Burren. I got a great seat in the bus all by myself and at the last minute a huge American guy sat next to me. I was chocked. I was squished into the corner and was pressed against the seatbelt latch and his body weight kept pressing into me. Well I lasted two hours and then found the skinniest woman on the bus which happened to be sitting in the first row. Immediately I changed seats and the trip was much better. We saw so many sites today. It started misty but it ended up being beautiful and sunny. We started at the Dunghaire castle, then to the tomb at Burren where 33 people were buried in the Neolithic age. The geology was incredible.Read more

  • Day16

    Cliffs of Mohr

    September 3, 2015 in Ireland ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    This morning I asked for two slices of fried potatoes and was given four. We are on our way to Killarney, via the Cliffs of Mohr. Part of our route coincides with the Atlantic Way, a seaside bicycle route that has proven quite popular. The cliffs are dramatic and beautiful as they frame the ocean. We have a substitute coach driver for a few days, Martin, who is relieving John, who is required by law to take four days off. At 9:25 am we pass the burras, eroded limestone.Read more

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