Today is our last day, so we are determined to make the most of it. The weather was doing the usual thing, cloudy, windy, maybe some sun every now and then. Hit the road pretty soon after breakfast and headed for the Aran Islands Ferry. Good thing we left early, because Geoff went a bit too far. When we were driving down, what appeared to be a one lane dirt road, we realized it was time to turn back. No worries, made the ferry with time to spare.
Inis Mór is the largest of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay in Ireland and largest island off the Irish coast with no bridge or causeway to the mainland. The island is famous for its strong Irish culture, loyalty to the Irish language, and a wealth of Pre-Christian and Christian ancient sites including Dún Aengus, described as "the most magnificent barbaric monument in Europe".
s on bikes who were leaving the beach when we did. We let them go ahead, even though we weren't looking forward to meeting them up at the fort. No problem, they all stopped to get ice cream. We never saw them again. We parked our bikes in the lot and walked up the stony path to the fort. More beautiful views.
Dún Aonghasa (anglicized Dun Aengus) is the most famous of several prehistoric hill forts on the Aran Islands of County Galway, Republic of Ireland. It lies on Inishmore, at the edge of a 100 metre high cliff.A popular tourist attraction, Dún Aonghasa is an important archaeological site that also offers a spectacular view.
Collected our discount coffee and croissant, compliments of the bike rental place, at the SPAR - the supermarket. Turned our bikes in and walked down to catch the 4pm ferry back. It was packed. Fortunately, we got two aisle seats next to two couples traveling together from Canada. Great conversation - made the ride go by fast. Geoff was talking to his Canadians about Trump and asked them what will they do if Trump wins and we all start crossing the border. "Oh, we have a solution for that" what? "We're gonna build a wall!" They never said who was going to pay for it though.
The food was absolutely fabulous! What a great way to end a wonderful day and travel experience. We have had such a great time in Ireland. I would never have imagined it all. We have fumbled our way without a guide or guidebook and have just enjoyed the scenery, the culture, the history, and most of all the people. It has all been quite lovely.
We have are all packed and ready to go home -- most of all for the laundry! Early breakfast at 7:30 and then we are out by 8 am.
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