Respect the nature.
The music in the pub in Doolin last night was very good even though it was nearly all instrumental. We meet a group from New York who are over on a 5 day break as Norwegian airlines have very cheap flights, about €190 return. This was our view this morning.
Today we want to visit the Cliffs of Moher and knowing it is tourist destination decide to go this morning, wise choice. It's a Visitor Experience! Which means a very large carpark and a significant number of coaches, and motorhomes, our little campervan looked lost!
The visitor centre had been well done to blend into the landscape.
There are large stone slabs along the footpath to prevent people falling off the cliffs and more importantly during the nesting birds. But some people don't think that applies to them. I did something unusual and prevented a Japanese tourist climbing a some by pointing at the picture forbidding it several times. I also found an employee and got him to remove two people who also disrespected the signs. Why do these people go to the trouble of visiting places of they are going to spoil them for others?
Ok now the scenery, it was stunning, tall limestone cliffs with numerous seabirds, including, Puffins. These were a long way off and difficult to see even with binoculars.
Here are a few photos of the cliffs.
Then on round the coast to Ennistimon for a coffee. We park outside a pub, is difficult not to here.
I wouldn't have known the significance if the pub sign didn't represent the characters from Father Ted.
Next to the Burren Centre in Ennistimon were even the outfitters has a bar
The Burren has lots of Neolithic sites and we visit Poulnabrone burial chamber, which probably dates to about 4500BC.
The whole area is a limestone plateau and the shapes were very interesting.
A newer building, but still abandoned, along the road is Leamaneh Castle.
We saw lots of early purple orchids today, but here is a photo of a ragged robin.
Maybe more flower photos tomorrow when we walk in the national park.