Day 2 in Ireland started with breakfast in the guesthouse. We had made our selections the night before on a form left in our room along with the time we wanted breakfast. When we entered the small dining room, they had pastries, granola and yogurt set up and offered us tea or coffee and shortly afterwards brought out our cooked breakfast.
We had such a short time in Ireland that we had to set off right after breakfast and we headed southwest to fit in a visit to the Cliffs of Moher. The drive was not long but you have to be alert. For the most part, the roads are single lanes going in opposite directions and you are sharing the road with cyclists and large tour buses. The views are beautiful with green fields along gently winding roads and of course, charming towns that you drive through along the way.
Once we reached our destination we parked our car in the large parking lot and walked across to the visitor center. Since we were short on time we didn’t spend much time there but headed out to see the cliffs. The impact of the cliffs creeps up on you. You have to stand there for a few moments and just soak it in and then it strikes you just how amazing the view is. We saw people walking along the cliffs in several different directions and weren’t sure which way would offer the best views. After a short walk to the right, we decided to turn around and go the other way. That was the right decision. As we walked we seemed to be getting higher and higher and had ever more breathtaking views. There are no words to describe the experience!
After we completed our visit of the Cliffs of Moher we got back in our car and headed to our next stop where we would be spending our second night. We drove back along the same roads we had taken earlier in the day as we were heading north. Along the way, we spotted a sign for a restaurant that was recommended to us and we decided to stop and give it a try. Moran’s is famous for seafood and its reputation is well earned! We sampled smoked salmon and crab but the highlight for me was the oysters.
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