Ennis, Co. Clare

Trip Start Jun 03, 2011
Trip End Jul 18, 2011

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Another beautiful warm sunny day. After breakfast with Meg and Nat we joined other O'Deas on buses to Doolin and a ferry to Inisheer, one of the Aran islands, for a couple of hours.  We thought the sea was beautifully calm but one lady (at least) needed sea sick tablets.  Apparently this lady can feel sea sick on a moored boat!

On the island some took rides in pony traps, some rented bicycles, more walked and some socialised in the sun outside the pubs.  We walked.  It’s a small island but we did not walk all the way around.  By far the most common item is stone.  All the fences are stone walls, some higher than Ruth.  When you look down on them it’s like a maze.  We stayed on the "main" roads (formed tracks wide enough for a vehicle) as we didn’t like the thought of getting ourselves into a dead end in the middle of the stone walls and being left behind when the ferry sailed.

On the way back the ferry took us in close to the cliffs of Moher which are even more spectacular than when looking down.  We passed an outcrop with what looked like penguins many feet/metres above sea level.  None of us knew what they were so Ruth asked and learned they are guillemot birds.

Some had slept in the bus on the way to Doolin and many more slept on the way back.  This having fun can be very tiring.

After freshening up we went downstairs for the Clan Dinner and election of the Tanaiste (Chieftain Elect).  The dinner was lovely with a great choice of dishes and another Australian, Maureen Carey, was elected Tanaiste.
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