The Cliffs of Moher featured in everyone’s favourite films “The Princess Bride” and “Harry Potter”. For me it was worth a visit because of the sheer breathtaking scenes I saw in pictures. On the Atlantic edge, Ireland most spectacular coastline, the cliffs boast the most amazing view.
We drove through the limestone landscape hundreds of square kilometres; the Burren is home to 70% of Ireland’s native flowers. It’s karst bedrock incorporating a vast cracked pavement of glacial-era limestone with caves, fossils and rock formations. It was great walking on the smooth rock surface when it’s dry but it can be very dangerous when it’s wet and slippery.
We were very lucky with the weather though forecasted rain, it was dry and sunny without the cold wind from the sea while we climbed up on the cliffs. Gerard, the bus driver told us that only last week when on a day you could hardly see at 300 metres away with thick mist and the strong cold wind-blown in from the Atlantic Sea sent people away very disappointed.
And the rain did come to Galway tonight but for myself I couldn’t complain. I have seen Ireland at its best!