Beautiful coastal walk to start the day. Amazing rock formations and incredible fossils (brachiopods, bi-valves, and mollusks). We walked along the beaches, but also on a walking path that overlooked the water and took us to a "fairy bridge" and "wishing chair." I would tell you what I wished for, but then it wouldn't come true! We ended up above the surf spot that we were able to experience that afternoon.
Our next adventure was surfing in the chilllllly Atlantic! I'm not sure what was more difficult, getting in our wetsuits or the surfing, but it was totally worth the cold to give it a try. It was actually pretty warm until the icy water would go down your back. Brrrrrrrr. Slightly different than surfing in Hawaii! After surfing we had a private showing of Waveriders, a movie about how a Hawaiian Irishman named George Freeth spread the love of surfing. He spent most of his life in Hawaii and California, but stories of him surfing spread across the world and eventually inspired watermen to surf the monster waves off the coast of Ireland. It was beautiful to see one more connection that the Irish and Hawaiians share.
We ended our night with gorgeous Irish ballads in the pub. I have a new favorite song called "Caledonia." The version we heard here was even better than the original, because it had a local flair added to it. As the Irish say, it was "lovely, just lovely."