Went out to see the Cliffs of Moher my second day in Ireland. It was about a hours drive from Ballyvaghun (Ballyvince vaughn). They happened to change the bus schedule from the Summer to Winter timings - without my knowledge of course. So instead of 930a it turned into a free breakfast for me and departure time of 1125. Was met by a the driver Richard - husband of Elizabeth. He's Irish through and through - been driving for quite some time. Said hes got the worst route on the island, what with having to drive out to cliffs every shift. He said he used to live in London with his wife, but he had to move because he didn't want to cause any commotion with the Queen. Her name being Elizabeth as well - same as his wife.
Drive up was really pleasant - crazy curves in the hills and all. Quite nice views.
So we reached the cliffs in about an hour. Richard would pick me up back at the same spot around an hour later. Was really great timing cause I could leave all my stuff there in the bus for the duration and just walk with my camera. Had been worrying about the logistics of the bags but so far its worked out fairly well. The earliest lodging on the cliffs is said to be a 2000 year old fort - there are no remnants of it but they have built a small tower on the former site. This is apparently the most visited site in Ireland - so lucky me to have gotten there in the 2nd day of my trip. On with the pictures.