I figured that I would schedule the remainder of my Ireland posts for while I'm recovering from giving birth and spending time bonding with the babe. Today's post is from when we visited the Cliffs of Moher. This is one of the things that I was looking forward to the most during our trip to Ireland.
The Cliffs of Moher are 700 feet high and stretch 5 miles long across the western coast of the country. If you look up photos of them, you'll see why I wanted to go - they are beautiful, mystical, and magical. Perfect for an adventure on the sea.
If you scroll down, you'll see that only the last two photos are of the cliffs themselves. All of the other photos were taken while we were killing time before we got on the boat (and while I was still in good spirits). I have never been one to get sea sickness - ever. I love boat rides. This experience however changed all of that very quickly.
Once we got on the boat I made my first mistake: I dragged Roibeard and I down to the bottom floor of the ship. There was no one down there, everyone else had all taken spots up top. I thought it was only because they thought they would have a better view. Haha, suckers (or so I thought). Then I made my second mistake (which is the one that finally did me in) - I started going through my camera so I could delete some photos to make more room on my memory card. Awful idea. The waves were really rough and with the combination of the boat rocking so much and me staring at a fixed screen while everything around me was moving was too much. It took only a few minutes for me to start turning green. I went to sit down, hoping it would pass after a few minutes, but it only got worse. I ended up barfing all over the tiny boat toilet several times. The remainder of the one hour journey I spent on one of the benches curled up in the fetal position with my eyes shut as tight as I could make them. Every second I just kept hoping that it was over.
I couldn't even so much as lift my head once we actually made it to the cliffs. I never actually saw them. Roibeard took a few photos and that's the only way I was able to experience them.
If I ever go back I think I'll skip the boat ride and just hike them instead. ;)