After Cork our next stay was in Galway out on the west coast. The drive was long and there was so much to see we knew we wouldn't bet getting into the city until late. One thing we knew we had to see on this leg was the Cliffs of Moher.
And what a sight to stop for it was. Below you will see the view of the cliffs, topping off at 700 feet above the Atlantic, and obviously a very beautiful scene it is. But the thing the photos cannot adequately convey is the sight of these cliffs when you are standing before them, something that truly takes your breath away.
First were the winds, blowing so strong that you had to concentrate on your steps to keep yourself from keeling over onto the pavement. And then there is the scale of the drop right before you, there is nothing that can really prepare you for the humbling size of the cliffs stretching out as far as the eye can see. And 'humbling' it really was – you get the feeling of how small you really are, and even how small the massed crowds lapping back and forth along the walkways are, when presented with the view.
The Cliffs of Moher are really one of those places that you really should see if you ever went to Ireland. They are also a place that can show you what travelling to distant places is really about.
oroboros on 1/15/2012 11:58:56 PM