Cliffs of Moher and The Ring of Kerry.
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Yeah, we're back on the road again. Today was suppose to be a scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, with stops at the Cliffs of Moher and a local sheep farmer's place for lunch. I was told that during the blooming season, the cliffs are bursting with colors from little flowers that grow out of all the cracks. But by this time of the year, I think we were a little too late.
The cliffs were amazing. Simply took your breath away. Well, not mind but I thought it sounded romantic :-) Anyway, the family loved it. Yes, it was little crowded with the number of tour buses there and the weather was less then shiny but overall it was well worth the ride. Everyone was suppose to stay with the given pathways, so you wouldn't fall off of the cliffs.
The stop at the farmer's house was very pleasant. We all had a simple, but delicious, lunch with his family. And then he showed us around the farm. The farm house was such a nice 'lull' in the tour. You see from the pictures, little flowers growing out of old boots. This really put a smile on my face, I just thought it was cute. While we were there, the farmer told us of some festival that was going on in the county during the week. And there was to be a sheep shearing competition. He showed us how to shear a sheep and it took him less then 40 seconds (probably a lot less). But then he said the local champ could shear a sheep in something like 8 seconds. If I could have, I would have stayed the rest of the week just to see this. 8 seconds, wow that is pretty frigging fast. Poor sheep never knew what hit it.