View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin, Ireland)

Ireland: Day Five – Cliffs of Moher and More

The Dromoland Castle, Ireland
The Dromoland Castle

 

Today the weather provided periods of sunshine (and sudden downpours), so… back to the Cliffs of Moher with wind gusts of up to 120kph (almost 75mph!). I can’t describe this place: the view, the wind, the cold, the drama of nature.

One of the guys who works at the park told of a man who got lifted off of his feet by the wind and blown “like a rag doll” about 20 feet into the air! Another spoke of people getting blown off the edge before the slate wall was installed 6 years ago. This place is serious.

I know I keep mentioning this, but Ireland is rather astounded by all of the rain. And with their road infrastructure, this is a huge problem. While driving through 5 of the 8 flooded areas on their roads, I was seriously worried the car would stall. Luckily, it didn’t. But with no real knowledge of where you are or any alternate routes as the roads are few, rural, and far between, travel has become a very difficult issue.

Here are just a few pictures from the 355 I shot today. (I’ve also been shooting some HD video which will be posted before the end of the year.) Click any photo to enlarge it.

Cemetery in Clariecastle (on the way to the Cliffs of Moher from Dromoland Castle), Ireland
Cemetery in Clariecastle (on the way to the Cliffs of Moher from Dromoland Castle)

 

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland, in the Sunlight (with Reverse Waterfall--Waterup??)
The Cliffs of Moher in the Sunlight (with Reverse Waterfall--Waterup??)

 

View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin, Ireland)
View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin)

 

View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin, Ireland)
View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin)

 

View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin, Ireland)
View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin)

 

The Cliffs of Moher As Seen by an Ocean Side Cow (from the North in Doolin, Ireland, Looking South)
The Cliffs of Moher As Seen by an Ocean Side Cow (from the North in Doolin, Looking South)

 

The Cliffs of Moher As Seen by an Ocean Side Cow (from the North in Doolin, Ireland, Looking South)
The Cliffs of Moher As Seen by an Ocean Side Cow (from the North in Doolin, Looking South)

 

View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin, Ireland)
View along the Atlantic Ocean Just North of the Cliffs of Moher (in Doolin)

 

The Cliffs of Moher in the Far Distance, Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher in the Far Distance