Thursday, December 3, 2015

Breath Taking Views

As a Black Friday celebration, I took a day tour to Connemara to do a little site seeing!  Thanks to our tour guide and host, Joe I was able to see some breath taking views that one could only dream about. Our tour began at Croagh Patrick Mountain in Westport, Ireland. This is one of the most famous mountains to climb in West Ireland.  People that seek adventure and want to see incridable scenery would love climbing Croagh Patrick under the right conditions of weather.  The climb usually takes people about four hours.  Therefore, it would normally take two hours to climb to the top and two hours to climb down. Below are some pictures from the bottom of Croagh Patrick Mountain.

Along our tour we visited the beautiful Kylemore Abby Castle and viewed the Atlantic Ocean from several different points of interest.  I was even able to visit the location of the famous American Movie "Leap Year."  During our tour we were able to stop at different places along the countryside and take pictures of the landscape.  Our tour guide also showed other student teachers and I some unusual churches that had eccentric architecture. Throughout the tour, our host described the history behind the different points of interest and the scenery.  The exposure to the culture, history and points of interest in the Connemara area as well as the surrounding cities was a meaningful experience that I will always treasure. Below are pictures are some of the beautiful views I had the opportunity to see.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Victoria, for sharing the wonderful photos of Ireland with us and your visit!