Cliffs of Moher; Galway; Connemara National Park; Letterfrack; Inis Mór:
the Cliffs of Moher in Clare:
Patrick got the same jacket as Mattias, which led to lots of twin pictures (Mario & Luigi).
You can’t really see the cliffs too well in my picture but it was a hazy day; on a clearer day you’d be able to distinguish between the black shale & sandstone.
As fatalities are not at all uncommon to the cliffs, there is a new, restricted area so less people will fall off the 650 ft, sheer drop off. A woman and her child fell off just yesterday :(
I’m not sure who was responsible for these panoramas but I appreciate them.
Somewhere along our drive.
Yes, above all places you’ll need to heavily protect your skin in Ireland.
One of Vlad’s pictures.
Ashley & Marion before dinner.
“APFELSAFT”; Flashes are whack & I obviously didn’t take this picture. I think it’s Marion’s.
Some pub in Galway & kittyeyes & expressions speciously communicated by use of a fake overbite.
Hell yeah, sitting on Oscar Wilde and Eduard Vilde’s laps!
A replica of these two statues is also to be found in Tartu, Estonia.
Typical Galway (& pretty close to Claddagh).
Vlad’s very nice picture of Galway.
Ashley & Anne-gaïd at some side-of-the-road stop.
Ashley is Anne-gaïd’s American sister (& Anne-gaïd is the her French) & she was here 10 days from Portland, OR; Boston, Massachusetts. She is amazing.
Anne-gaïd and Mattias somewhere else along the road.
Anne-gaïd and Patrick.
Panorama near the Kylemore Abbey.
The ranch-style bed & breakfast we stayed at: kitsch has never been done better.
Connemara National Park
Caroline & Clare.
Chess as a method of advancing mental prowess.
Vlad 1 : Mattias 2. (Vlad should not be confused with Vladimir Kramnik, the undisputed, contemporary world chess champion. He’s also, probably, the cutest world chess champion of all 14. Kinda looks like a less-cute version of Dara. I guess since Dara already is a twin, he’d be tríú, or third. “Dara” means oak or second.)
Anne-gaïd and me (there is a barely-conscious kitty on my lap!).
Ashley & Marion.
We saw a little seal on the coast (Rónán: Rón meaning seal, and Án being a dimunitive suffix).
Viviane, Caroline, Marion, Mickaël, Mattias, Anne-gaïd, Clare, Vlad & Ashley.
Reshuffle + Patrick.
I wish I was better versed in Irish folklore & mythology because I can’t figure out who this woman is supposed to represent (I mean, maybe it’s a stretch but the Hag of Beare is supposed to be a bit of a shape-shifter resembling a haggard old woman, a huge stone in Bantry Bay, a beautiful young woman, or a mermaid).
Near the Dún Aonghasa fort.:
Even if Mattias did fall, he’s probably indestructible.
Thank you panorama!
Something is wrong with Patrick.
Idiot picture of me.
Holy hell, karst limestone!
Tea (or hot whiskey!) after a cold, wet day.