The view is much better at the top

And boy oh boy did we work from some of our views in Ireland!

Wednesday 24 July was our two year anniversary and we decided to spend the day exploring Galway. We battled through pouring rain in our wet weather gear to find somewhere for breakfast and settled on Revive on Eyre Street.

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After breakfast we made the most of a break in the rain and strolled around delightfully compact Galway. We made out way past brightly painted shop fronts to Eyre Square, shopped for picnic supplies at McCambridge’s and returned to our car via bustling Quay Street and the Spanish Arch. 

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In the afternoon we walked the promenade in Salthill up to a beautiful but windy golf course before continuing along the road to Galway Bay for lunch. 

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We took a side street off the 50km per hour ‘main street’ and found ourselves on a single lane, barely visible country road with a 100km per hour speed limit – crazy! It was on this drive that Ed was promoted to MD (Master Driver) and I to CNO (Chief Navigating Officer). 

After our hairy driving experience we returned home where I was surprised with a HUGE bunch of beautiful flowers for our anniversary. 

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On Thursday 25 July we woke up to beautiful sunshine after expecting more rain and popped into a local Dunnes for breakfast before setting off for a day in County Clare. We drove through lunar like landscape in the Burren to arrive at the Cliffs of Moher.

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Ed took a quick peek over the edge of the 200m high cliffs and reduced me to tears. He said he felt very much alive after the experience. 

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After lunch we took a couple of back roads on our way home. We stopped by a small country lane to go for a walk, ignoring the ‘beware of the bull’ signs until such time as I was staring it down eye to eye. I panicked and was over the fence in a flash to save myself from its ringed nostrils and gruff ‘mooooo’. Ed laughed and laughed but was proud of me for ‘walking with purpose’ through a herd of cattle just moments earlier.

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NOT ACTUAL BULL

Unfortunately we missed walking up the bare rock hill but we saw much of the ‘Rocky Country’ with a sprinkling of wild flowers on our way home. 

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After a quick shower we made our way back into Galway for a pub dinner at the Front Door. Ed loved his steak sandwich and Irish Bulmers and we had lots of craic (fun) people watching and spending time together.

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