When we woke up in Doolin on June 4th it looked like it was going to be a nice day. It was sunny and the wind had finally died down. Kathie suggested that I do one of the boat trips to get pictures of the cliffs from the water. The trip was advertized as an hour long and was only €15 so she signed me up for the 5:15 excursion.
|Don't drive here.|
|Please sir will you please stand in my picture?|
|Nearly got my feet wet.|
After helping the people off the boat the manager informed us that we would not be returning to this port because it was too rough. We would land at another port and they would taxi us back to the Doolin pier.
So I knew it was not going to be a smooth trip.
When we got out of the harbour the waves were 4 - 5 meters but they were fairly well spaced. I was glad that I have spent a fair amount of time on the ocean, the couple from Colorado who had never been on the ocean were not feeling very good though.
I moved to the upper deck because the people that were not feeling well were lined up against the railing and I didn't want them in my pictures. The problem was the movement on the top deck was much worse and taking pictures of the cliffs was a real challenge because the boat was moving so much I had to hang on with one hand while trying to hold the camera steady and level as I took pictures of the cliffs.
I took a quite a few pictures and as we got further south the waves got up to 6 metres.
Our hour long trip ended up being over 1.5 hours. And we laned at the beautiful small village of Liscannor, where a taxi was waiting for us. The ride back was very quiet as every one tried to recover. I sat up front with the taxi driver and one of the crew from the boat where I got to listen to the local gossip.
|Looking back toward Doolin.|
|Highest part of the cliffs|
It seems that every village had their own castle. This is one of two we could see from the bay where we docked the boat.