Bray Cliff Walk

Bray cliff walk is such a breeze compared to the Howth cliff walk. ¬†There is just something about a fence and train tracks in between me and the ocean that made me feel a million times safer! This quick 7 km ff walk felt way too short and left me wanting more. ¬† Being surrounded by ocean and cliff feels surreal! The walk is believed to have been around since the medieval time, ¬†allowing men to carry equipment for the construction of the railway. ¬†So, if you think you’re having a hard time finishing the walk, think about the men carrying heavy equipment along it and its sure to put a skip in your step and take those tired, hungry feeling right away!

The end parts gets a little boring, but seeing Carl slip around in mud made the end bit really entertaining! After the hike we hopped on a train and headed back home and so grateful to sit down.

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^^ This selfie stick has come in handy on our trip. ¬†Even though I feel insanely stupid whipping out this large, up in everyone’s grill stick, it really takes amazing photos, and gets everything in.

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^^ Always happy little Carl. ¬†I’m so grateful for the 4 months we’ve had to spend together non stop, I’ve seen the effect this trip has had on Carl and how he’s grown into a way stronger, confident man, that knows his worth, knowing that all his goals and dreams are achievable through hard work and perseverance.

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^^ Look! A fence!  I get really excited about safety.

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^^ Endless ocean!

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^^ I’m not smiling.

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^^ Carl’s new band.

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^^ This was actually broken, but it made a great photo prop anyway.

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^^ The beach.

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Howth Cliff Walk On A Windy Day

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.

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^^ Small island, spotted.

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^^ The beginning of the walk.

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^^ Beautiful cliffs and great places to roll right into the ocean.

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^^ Who knows what this sign used to say.

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^^ I love these flowers.

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^^ Pretty smiles.

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^^  Look at the bravery in my face.

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^^ Super windy.

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^^ I spy a little lighthouse.

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^^ Carl shaking his hair in the wind.

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^^ That little guy falling is the spitting image of Carl.

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^^ 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.

an instant of life captured for eternity

Weekend are made for adventures, wait any time is a great time for adventures. ¬†We have been in full adventures, get our fun on mode lately. ¬†Trying to tourist the life out of our city before we leave, its been dandy to say the least. ¬†From strawberry picking on the hottest day in the world to rowing on a dam, relaxing at home and Carl studying away a storm. ¬†Ordinary days are the ones you remember. ¬†Its all about making memories and having fun along the way and photos captures the moments you don’t want to forget.

Candles

^^ We had such an intense thunderstorm here on Friday.  The sky was blue and wonderful on one side and super ominous on the other, and suddenly it was a ridiculous thunderstorm.  It knocked the whole areas electricity out and started a wildfire.

Garden Roses

^^ The garden roses are really just showing off now.  These guys and the lilies are beautifying the front verandah to the max.

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^^ Spray painting the wooden ladder.  This photo is deceiving, I actually ended up spray painting the ladder.  Go ME!

sad ball

^^ I was so shocked to see someone else playing sad ball.  Sad ball is my thing! What is sad ball? Its when you end up playing with a ball all by yourself, while looking super goth/emo with a sad, sulky face.  This guy was playing sad ball hard.

Rowing

^^ a relaxing row.  Well it was relaxing when I was not rowing.

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^^ I kept rowing in a circle and I could not stop laughing.  My arms did not want to work.

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^^ Look at that form!

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^^ Walks around parks.  This park is filled with evil ducks.  They will chase you down and do odd duck things to you.  Beware.

Strawberry picking

^^ Strawberry picking. Boy, it sure was hot. ¬†I mean really hot. ¬†I felt like passing out and just becoming a strawberry myself. ¬†I didn’t. ¬†I’m still human. ¬†Don’t worry.

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^^ They gave us a cute little bucket and I was happy as a clam.  I love containers.  Everything should have a place!

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^^ Carl wants me to do a segment on my blog all about the photos he takes of me and giant trees.  I told him  I will call it bigotry/biggatree.  I can be so punny sometimes.

Olives

^^ yummy olives spotted.  None purchased.

Vegan feast

^^ Vegan feast aka a date worthy of a thousand stars.  Dates at home can be just what the Dr ordered.

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^^ Super delicious strawberry and mint water.

hike

^^We’ve been hiking as much as we can lately and its been a dream. ¬†Getting our sweat on while being in nature. ¬†Just the best.

What have you been doing lately?