The Wild Atlantic Way, part 3 day 2

Day 2

We awake to find the storm has passed and happy to find all the gear stood up well to the driving wind and rain. We started the day by getting the dogs out for a walk and a breakfast of Pate, toasted rolls, yoghurt and a banana. First stop of the day was Doonbeg to stop in to a friend of Dee’s. The rain had stopped but the wind was still wild. After tea and some savage lemon cake we pointed the defender towards Ennistymon on the edge of the Burren to meet another friend of Dee’s. We also passed “Trump Doonbeg” on the way. The entrance had to 3 flags flying, the Irish, American and the Trump flag. Ironic that this guy would have his own flag and is potentially in line for the presidency (debate for a different day).

Ennistymon on arrival was pretty and full of character and had echos of Dingle with old style buildings and buildings painted in lound colours punting for tourism business. We stopped in to “Byrnes” where the decor was natural and pretty and embraced the natural waterfall it overlooks to the rear. Interestingly most of the river had been diverted as work was being carried out installing a new hydro electric system for the town. I was also the first chance to get the drone in the air and get some videos of the work being carried out. (Video to follow.)

Out next point was to stop was in the Burren. We pulled in and by now the weather had cleared to blue skies but the wind was still heavy. I decided to put the drone up and get some shots and to be fair the Phantom was well capable and counteracted the wind like a donkey eager to please. The Burren is a strange place almost alien like in its formation of stone. However it is also very beautiful and interesting to look at the phenomenon.

In the middle of the Burren we find Fr Teds Parochial house. We were as respectful as possible as we heard the owner is inundated with “guests” making life awkward. We quickly headed on to our camp in Corofin.

Corofin Campsite was clean and well laid out. Nicely full and not too full. We arrived late and reception was closed. So in true camping trustworthy style we set up camp and would pay on departure the following morning. This is a very typical thing that happens. We weren’t long setting up and Dee got a spag ball on the go while i had a “cup” of wine!! It was a welcomed rest and always great to have a really nice meal prepared for you. Dee makes a killer spagball and never disappoints.

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