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Off to the West Coast of Ireland ♡

There was a good stretch of seriously great weather.

We’re lucky when we have non-stop sun and temperatures above 20C/68F  in Ireland.

So when it happens, you really gotta take advantage of it!

I took this chance to visit the West Coast of Ireland.

My first stop was the Cliffs of Moher!

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They are one of Ireland’s untouched gems. It’s a sight to die for!
DSC_0664The cliffs go up very high – 214 meters / 702 ft.

DSC_0660This is facing the other side. The tower there is called O’Brien’s Tower built to impress female visitors. Well, I’m impressed, haha.

DSC_0666Someone brought their dog to enjoy the view too!  :wink:

DSC_0652DSC_0671There’s also cows nearby the cliff. This one was posing for a picture!

DSC_0693We also passed by a castle. Yes, it is strawberry’s castle! I’m the princess! :raburabu:

DSC_0595And now for a stroll.. All the stones there are limestone. This land once was under the sea which is how that limestone accumulated. Although there is not much acid in the rain, eventually over time it will wear down all the limestone.

DSC_0603This is the Poulnabrone dolmen. It’s a burial site that dates back to 4000 to 3000 BC. 

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 And a pretty picture of me. There weren’t many having woken up at 5am, haha.

So that’s a glimpse of Ireland. I suppose it is green like the pictures? 

The countryside of Ireland is beautiful. I only wish the weather was always this great! It”s otherwise always overcast and rainy.

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11 Comments

  1. Tanja
    Posted July 30, 2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    WOW!
    I never even realized that Ireland was so pretty!
    Clifs, castle.. everything left me speahless :heart:
    Hahahaha I wish I had this problems with wather.. for a few past days has been really hot in my country (everyday around 30°C).. so hot :aseru:

    • strawberryjam
      Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

      Haha. Where you from, Tanja? ^^ I wish it was 30C! It would remind of California. :raburabu:

      • Tanja
        Posted July 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

        Slovenia :D In Europa^^
        Hahahahah and I wish more rain here xD Since I really love rain xD You are actually very lucky :P

        • strawberryjam
          Posted August 3, 2013 at 9:10 am | Permalink

          Wow Slovenia. I don’t know a lot about it! You should tell me more some time ^o^
          Does Slovene sound like Polish at all? I ask because I speak a little Polish and perhaps we could have an Slavic Language chat, haha ^o^

          How is Slovenia for visiting? I need to visit more European countries! ^o^

          • Tanja
            Posted August 3, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

            I think that it a bit similar, but I am not sure if we could understand each other :P Hahahaha
            Slovenia is really small, it has someting around 20 ooo km2 but it’s really pretty^^
            We have 4 different climate types :D We have sea, mountains, hills and plane surface :D
            Hahahaha and I think that we have rich history too^^
            It would be nice place to visit I think^^ I strongly recommend :P
            Hahahaha but don’t come in summer.. this week tempretures are around 37°C xD
            it’s just too hot T.T

          • strawberryjam
            Posted August 3, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

            Understood :D
            I was thinking of visiting somewhere in the fall anyways! I’ll be thinking of Slovenia then. Thank you! ^o^

  2. Vi
    Posted July 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland!! Your photos look amazing. And the scenery looks amazing. Everything is amazing.
    This makes me want to visit the country even more. :up:
    By the way, where did you get your denim top from?
    I’ve been on the lookout for one, but I haven’t actually found one that fits properly.

    • strawberryjam
      Posted July 31, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

      Aw, I hope you can visit Ireland some time soon! Maybe during your vacation from your job. ^o^

      My denim jacket is from the most cheap store in Ireland, haha. It’s called Penneys (Primark in the UK). I probably paid 10 euros for it or something super cheap like that. The good thing about stores here is they often come in dress sizes as opposed to S, M, L, XL so it’s much easier to find a good fit. Good luck finding a denim jacket!

  3. kaki
    Posted August 1, 2013 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    OH My GOSH! I was amazed when I see the second picture!!! The cliff and the water are really warming. I love this post!!! It’s a real great relaxation from a stressful day. Thank you so much Strawberry!! :strawberry:

    Did you get to touch the cows? How do they smell? :aseru:

    • strawberryjam
      Posted August 3, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

      I’ m glad you liked the pictures! I’ll do my best to post more Europe pictures ^o^ I will be visiting Rome in September so I’m super excited!

      I didn’t get to touch the cows. They are behind a fence and it’s dangerous – they could maul me, haha. But they don’t smell. The ones in California smell so bad I guess because they often keep them to make fertilizer. But they don’t do that here for whatever reason so they never smell!

      • kaki
        Posted August 7, 2013 at 5:15 am | Permalink

        WoW Can’t wait to see pictures from Rome!! Thank you so much for posting more Europe pictures :heart:

        Cows from Ireland are lucky!!

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