One of the best parts of staying in a B&B has to be the homemade breakfast. We started the next morning with a fantastic breakfast prepared by Mary, the owner. The breakfast during our entire trip really saved our food budget. Not only was the price already included in the stay, but the plates were so large that it usually kept me full for most of the day into dinner, with just a like snack as “lunch.” The typical Irish breakfast has 2 types of pudding, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon (more like ham slices) which is way more food then I really need. After our hearty breakfast we started the scenic drive to Cork, stopping at the Cliffs of Moher.
Driving through the countryside allowed us to see the beautiful landscape, old ruins, and of course castles. It was another great day for weather with plenty of sunshine and a couple of rainbows.
While driving along the coast on our way to the Cliffs of Moher, we stopped to check out smaller cliffs along the ocean. It was neat to walk right up to the edge but the wind started to pick up (I’m not thrilled with this pic but I think you get the idea about the winds)! This would be a preview on what to expect at the actual Cliffs of Moher! Seriously, I have never felt such strong winds until then. I really thought I was going to fly off the edge. We eventually made it to the top where you could see the Cliffs. Everyone kept telling us how lucky we were to have such a bright and sunny day since many times the clouds and/or rain block the views!
It was fantastic! The pics came out bright since we were shooting into the sun but the Cliffs were truly breathtaking. It was time to drive on to Cork and get settled for the night. We arrived at another bed and breakfast and were welcomed with tea and homemade scones! yum!! Afterwards, we walked around the explore Cork and find dinner. I was surprised how quiet it was; everything was empty including the streets and restaurants. We decided to just have dinner and get some rest for the next day.
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