A visit to the cliffs of Slieve League was the highlight of Wendy and my second day tripping along the Wild Atlantic Way.on the West Coast of Ireland.
First however we visited Glen Cholmcille the village of St Cholmcille aka St Columba. It is a very remote bay in Donegal reached after driving over some mountains (NZ would probably regard them as hills). For more info see >> http://www.gleanncholmcille.ie/turas.htm
<< we visited two of the 15 Turas while not really knowing what they were at the time - a Turas is a pilgrimage and it was to be a day of those.
"Slieve League, sometimes Slieve Leag or Slieve Liag (Irish: Sliabh Liag) is a mountain on the Atlantic coast of County Donegal, Ireland. At 601 metres (1,972 ft), it has some of the highest sea cliffs on the island of Ireland." - From Wikipedia: >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slieve_League
The cliffs of Sliabh Liag are also the site of a pilgrimage although the walk to the top was more than we had time for.
We arrived at the viewing platform to see the cliffs as the cloud shrouded the top and light from the sun in the south west played over the bottom of the cliffs. On our way up we passed a sheep with a remarkable resemblance to Sean the Sheep.
We then ascended the rocky path above the viewing platform. The view from the path when one approached the edge made for a feeling of giddiness. Wendy was ahead of me as we climbed and I eventually found her sitting on a rock looking into the west. As both of us looked down from the head of the bay the skies cleared and the clouds rose up the cliffs. On returning to the viewing platform the sun was shining on most of the cliff faces, which at this time of year is apparently pretty rare.
It was pretty cool.