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1 Nov 2016

A Weekend Exploring Coasts & Caves

Hey Everyone! So I'm not going to start with the whole 'long time no blog' speel because that seems to be the way all my blog posts open lately! But I'm here now and I wanted to document my Halloween weekend here on the blog because I had the BEST time ever!

On Saturday morning my boyfriend and I hit the road for Co.Clare, back to his home town and we spent the weekend being tourists in the surrounding area. The weather was stunning so we were real lucky. 

The first thing we did on Saturday was visit the Cliffs of Moher. I've been here once before, this summer but the weather was horrific and we didn't get to see much of them or go for a walk around them. This time was different and I got the full experience! The cliffs are definitely awe inspiring, at 702 ft tall they really are quiet the drop. My bf walked out by the edge at one point but I stayed safely behind the wall, call me a wimp but I am terrified of heights!
After going for a spin around the County, visiting the nearby town of Lahinch and having dinner with my bf's parents we went and checked in to a gorgeous country house hotel. It was located on top of a hill with a wonderful view across the ocean. It was gorgeous inside, fully decked out in antiques. I had a lovely bath and we got ready to go out in Doolin for the night. 

The following morning I had one of the nicest breakfasts' ever mostly because of where we were sitting. It was a gorgeous dinning room, with our table looking out a big window with a fabulous view. Ugh, Why can't every morning start like that?!
After checking out of the hotel we went and explored some coasts and beaches. This area where the rocky Burren meets the ocean is honestly so beautiful. Fanore beach was like something out of 'Home and Away', with the golden sand and stunning blue sky I almost forgot I was in Ireland. 
Later in the evening we decided to go on a little underworld adventure. So we took a tour 200ft underground into Doolin cave. Learning all the way about the bravery of the two men who discovered it in 1952. After being led by our tour guide through a narrow 'corridor' in the cave we came to a large opening, the tour guide turned off his torch and told us about the biggest stalactite in the world before turning on the lights to reveal it. You kind of had to be there but it was so immense and beautiful like natures chandelier, it took all of our breaths away. I can't imagine how the courageous cavers who discovered it must have felt considering they were the first to ever see it (no sign of previous animal life was found in the cave) Caving definitely isn't for everyone and you sure as hell wouldn't want to be claustrophobic but I loved the experience. 
All in all we had a brilliant Halloween weekend, we didn't dress up or do anything to 'halloweeny' though, although the cave was a bit spooky I guess! Nevertheless, it was definitely a Halloween to remember.

I would love to know what you got up to over the Bank Holiday weekend? Did you celebrate Halloween? Let me know down in the comments.

Sinéad x

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