A couple of weeks ago, some fellow American friends came over from Dublin to visit for a couple of days. We took them to one of our most favorite places in the country (though we have several).
The first time we went to the Cliffs of Moher (pronounced MOW-herr), was 7 years ago, and I’ll never forget the sense of awe we both felt the first time we saw them. A lot has changed as far as where you can walk, etc, but they still remain just as majestic as ever. I also love the factoid that the Cliffs of Insanity scene in The Princess Bride was filmed here. :o)
A scenic look out on the way
When we got there, it wasn’t too cold, but by golly it was windy! It was also after lunch and quickly approaching nap time, so Cailyn snuggled in for awhile.
Daddy and his girls…not sure why they look so nervous??
Hannah and her new friend, K, who is 12. Hannah thought K was the coolest thing since sliced bread. I love the way she’s looking up at her…”Imagine me and you, I do….” :o)
Can you see the face in the cliff side?
They just seem to go on forever!
The first time we were here, some *ahem* people we knew laid down on the very edge and dropped a huge rock…it took 16 seconds for it to hit the water.
Speaking of hitting the water…at the top left of this pic, you can see a fence. That wasn’t there the first time we came, but it’s there now, for pretty obvious reasons. Unstable seacliffs, strongs winds coming in off the ater, and idioic people make for a bad combination. On that fence is a plaque in memory of all who have lost their lives here. Having said that, there are still countless numbers who climb the fence and take a walk in the wide, wide world…and teeter out onto what I have dubbed “Idiot Point.”
Trying to get a closer look…
At the top right of this pic, in the hillside, you can see some dark sort of polygon shapes. Those are the windows for the visitors center! It’s like a scene out of Hobbiton or something! Last time we were here, there was a freestanding building that was far too tiny to accomodate the growing numbers of tourists coming each day.
Soaking up some sun while she can