Howth cliff walk on any given day is not for the faint at heart. Small paths, sheer drops, sharp rocks at the bottom and some thorny bushes just to get your adrenaline pumping, but Howth cliff walk on a windy day is a completely other story. The cliff walk is a short walk from the dart station, up a road filled with beautiful houses with amazing ocean views, I stared in awe at these beautiful houses as we climbed higher and higher getting to cliffs. When we reached the top all seemed great except for this nagging wind that started from nowhere, but I put on a brave face and said ” scared of heights? NO! not today”, I felt like such a warrior walking on the cliffs, surrounded by people, until the wind picked up even more and all I could see is me toppling over into the great abyss. With small paths and people right behind us turning around was not an option, that day I was really happy to be wearing sunglasses, to hide my tears as I was crabbing along trying to make the best of it. It’s extremely beautiful views and an amazing experience, but as soon as we could find a way to cut through the mountain, we took it. Walking up the mountain it started raining and we were even happier with our decision to just half our experience. Carl, was joking about the man on the dangerous cliff sign, saying it looked to much like him falling of the mountain, and made him feel really uneasy.
Howth is a cute little fishing town, filled with fish and chips shops, cute benches to sit at right by the water and seagulls ready to catch any scrap you have.
^^ Small island, spotted.
^^ The beginning of the walk.
^^ Beautiful cliffs and great places to roll right into the ocean.
^^ Who knows what this sign used to say.
^^ I love these flowers.
^^ Pretty smiles.
^^ Look at the bravery in my face.
^^ Super windy.
^^ I spy a little lighthouse.
^^ Carl shaking his hair in the wind.
^^ That little guy falling is the spitting image of Carl.
^^ Land ahoy!
Sometimes when you face your fear, you get to see amazing beauty and that’s exactly what this cliff walk was all about. Maybe next time we will go on a less windy day.