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Day #220 The Burren: Karst Land

Yesterday was the last full day of our holiday in Doolin. We had a good run of weather mid-week, but when we woke up on Friday morning it was grey, wet, windy, and generally miserable. It was a day for staying in, cuddling under a blanket, reading, building couch forts, etc. All those things were…

Day #219 Another cave – it was a hoot!

That’s a pun. But you wouldn’t know that unless you knew that we spent yesterday visiting the Aillwee Cave and Birds of Prey Centre. The whole experience is very well organised. While Doolin Cave has a small visitor’s centre, everything at Aillwee Cave is done on a large scale. It’s one of the oldest caves…

Day #216 Who needs crystal when you can have calcite?

Yesterday we decided it was time to venture out beyond the village for some wee adventure. We didn’t have to go far – literally ten minute drive down the road – to find a spectacular experience: the Doolin Cave, or as Hawkeye called it “the big BIG tunnel!” I was a little nervous about how…

Day #215 The desolation of Doolin

Yesterday has been a lot of much needed nothing. A laid back, slow, do-nothing sort of day needed to recover from the madness of pre-holiday chaos, packing, traveling, etc. It was also a day where I mostly spent hiding from everyone (including my own kid) and feeling generally unsociable and uncharitable thanks to a persistent…

Day #103 A Grand Soft Day

It is crisp and breezy. The trees around the worn out basketball court are rustling (actually, I want to use my favourite word that I learned from Terry Pratchett here – susurrating). The sky is mostly grey but is occasionally punctuated by diffused sunshine that makes it through the thinner parts of the cloud cover.…