Monday, August 17, 2009

Fields of Green

These past couple of days have been jam packed. We made our way west from Dublin to the area of Galway. We drove out along the coast line...beautiful country. Then, yesterday we headed south from Galway to see the Burren. This is a dessolate area with little soil and many rocks. This was also where we saw some of the most amazing pieces of archeology. There are stone tombs that are older than the Egyptian pyramids. The remains of a circular stone fort were equally interesting. We then headed the the notorious Cliffs of Moher. They are 700+ feet tall!! We were told we were lucky because it wasn't raining or foggy. (Sunshine is hard to come by in these parts.) We are heading today to Dingle, which is supposed to get quite the small town.

So far, what has amazed me the most is the stone walls. They are EVERYWHERE! Some of them have been there for thousands of years. It is said that farmers used to take the wall apart to pass their sheep through, then rebuild it. I can hardly pick apples at the grocery store without toppling them all down (I have found that buying them by the prepackaged bag is better for me).

(Sorry, no pictures today. Technical difficulties...maybe later.)

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