Saturday, March 26, 2016

Our Ireland Adventure
Day 11

Aran Island Day Tour 

 

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour


Yesterday was a bit rough. Paul could not get comfortable in his bed and breakfast bed. Breakfast was not served until 8:30 a.m. and we had to walk about a half a mile to our pick-up point for our Aran Island day tour, so we just picked up a quick pastry and left.

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour
The weather in Ireland finally presented cold and rainy. That plastic poncho AAA supplied us sure did come in handy. The tour company had us wait across the street from the aquarium, in from of the dog poop disposal!!!  We got there about fifteen minutes early and of course they were about fifteen minutes late; so it was a long wet wait out in the Ireland elements.

The bus picked us up for the half hour bus ride to the ferry to Aran Island. The boat was sitting there waiting for us and the forty-five minute journey to the Island went quickly although the seas were lumpy. However, Aran Island was cold, and super windy.

We walked up the hill to the front of the Fisherman B&B to wait for our bus tour. Our driver was very knowledgeable and fun. He was born and raised on Aran and it showed. We stopped at an old cemetery but it was flooded from the recent storm.

The bus wove through the narrow path through the island and the driver narrated expertly. However, it was just too cold for us to really explore. Paul and I found a nice warm café and enjoyed a long lunch. We also enjoyed the warmth of the little shops.

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour

We had to wait for the return ferry back in the rain. Then when the doors finally opened, the horde of youngsters pushed their way forward and tried to run though us. They did not realize that we are not pushovers. We found a good seat and relished as a group of high school kids squealed every time a big wave rocked them violently.



Of course the bus was forty minutes late picking us up for our return ride to Lower Salt Hill. Of course it hailed during our wait.

Our Ireland Adventure Day 11 - Aran Island Day Tour


Aran Island was fun but the trip left us cold, hungry and tired. I really do not do well when I have to wait. It certainly did not help that I was suffering from a headache. Not the best day but still a great day in Ireland.

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