Cliffs of Moher and The Ring of Kerry.

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The sisters enjoying the damp Irish weather :-)

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.

A shot of the cliffs. The trail that we weren't suppose to be on goes 1/2 along this cliff.
But as also when there are kids and parents, the kids will find a way to leave the group and strike out on their own. There was this path you could access if you passed over this barricade. It went on for about a 1/4 mile past where everyone was suppose to stay. I would assume the view would have been great. No, I didn't get to follow the kids since Maureen wouldn't let me :-) Things like that I have to usually do when she's not around.

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.

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The sisters enjoying the damp Iris…
The sisters enjoying the damp Iri…
A shot of the cliffs. The trail th…
A shot of the cliffs. The trail t…
Nope, nobody fell off yet.
Nope, nobody fell off yet.
The little tower located adjacent …
The little tower located adjacent…
Another of the tower.
Another of the tower.
Maureen and I. I dont know why sh…
Maureen and I. I don't know why s…
Facing the other direction of the …
Facing the other direction of the…
Maureen took this one. There might…
Maureen took this one. There migh…
After leaving the Cliffs of Moher.…
After leaving the Cliffs of Moher…
I can easily imagine this road dur…
I can easily imagine this road du…
These cows are braver then me gett…
These cows are braver then me get…
I can imagine the rocks during a b…
I can imagine the rocks during a …
No, I told her she could not pluck…
No, I told her she could not pluc…
On our way to the farmers house. …
On our way to the farmer's house.…
The driveway into the farm house.
The driveway into the farm house.
The farmer and his sheeps. Run awa…
The farmer and his sheeps. Run aw…
Love the flowers in the boots.
Love the flowers in the boots.
Doolin
photo by: chrisrae