Cliffs of Moher/ The Burren - this was the first day after our missed connection, so I was sosotired and sleep deprived I barely remember it after landing in Shannon - but it was notable that 1) it was clear and sunny on the cliffs and 2) the wild landscape was such a headtrip - you hear about different countries and their unique topography, but to actually see it was another matter all together. Dopey Colgan Air cost us a night staying in County Claire over in Doolin...
Dingle Peninsula - we made our way down, over the ferry from Killimer to Tarbert, and through Tralee to the B&B we were staying at for a couple of days. Freaking awesome view of the Atlantic Ocean from here
Yeah, ocean's just close enough to touch, great elevation.
After sleeping like nine billion hours, we traveled around, over to Brandon Point for a closeup view of the ocean.
and then through Conor Pass to get to Dingle.
and then around the Dingle Peninsula
and back to Dingle for a meal and some traditional music to wind up the day.
The next day, we took another pass across the peninsula through to Inch Beach
before heading off the Dingle Peninsula to Killarney, Kenmare, and the Iveragh Peninsula.
We started the trip off on a high point. Jenn and I both enjoyed the trip around the Dingle Peninsula: it was our favorite area of Ireland, and we really could have used an extra day there. Just a nice, scenic, relaxed region - we joked if our jobs allowed it and we still got paid, we'd pick up and move in a heartbeat.
More to come...