For a second day in a row, William greets us in the morning. Today however, he will be our driver-guide to explore Connemara National Park. He is very knowledgeable and also very witty. When we ask him if he can sing us a song, he answers…The only singer we had in our family was a singer sewing machine lol
Today, we see :
Bogs : basically wetlands that accumulate dead vegetation, harvested for fuel.
-Quaint villages like Oughterard
-A fjord, the only one in Ireland
-Kylemore Abbey, a mansion built in 1860 by Dr Mitchell Henry for his wife, it became home to Benedictine nuns in 1920.
-Its impressive gardens
-An aquafarm of mussel beds (the mussels take 2 years to get to maturity).
At William’s recommendation, we have lunch at Mitchell’s, a seafood restaurant in the town of Clifden. Needless to say, the food is excellent.
For dessert, Jeff goes into a bakery. Lucy says no. Jeff says YES!