I would take a bus tour of Cliffs of Moher. I had not taken a bus tour for a long time, because my stomach is usually sensitive to the cold and lots of stress, especially in my travels. It might be the first bus tour for about 8 years... The itinerary said that the tour to The Cliffs of Moher was going to take 7 hours. I was wondering if my stomach would be OK for such a long time. I began worrying that my stomach was upset while waiting for the departure time. I took some stomach medicine in the meantime!
The bus bound for The Cliffs of Moher left at 10 a.m. There were lots of passengers in the bus. I took a seat just behind the bus driver. Because I took this tour alone I wanted to make my presence known to the driver! It was very important that he would not leave anywhere without me. He doubled as a tour guide and while he talked about the history of Galway he drove. We went through suburbs listening to his talk.
After we drove down a country road for about 50 minutes, we got out to see Aillwee Cave. It is on the Burren, about 40 miles from Galway. This ancient cave is very large, and was only discovered in 1944 when a dog followed a rabbit down a hole in the mountainside. Each tour group was provided with a conductor and entered the cave. It was entirely dark apart from the light of the conductor's torch. And we followed her while depending on only her torch. I was walking right behind her because I didn't want to be left alone in the cave!
After a while, I saw a woman who looked like she was touring alone. She was Nuria, who came from Spain. And she was a student of another language school in Galway. We didn't have anyone to talk to so we went sightseeing together. After we left the cave, we drove the bus for a while and arrived at Doolin. Doolin is a small fishing village near Cliffs of Moher and I heard there are three pubs in Doolin. We had lunch and took a 50-minute break. Although I had been worried about my stomach, I ate a lot.
We drove along the coast for 30 minutes and we finally arrived at our destination, Cliffs of Moher. It had been fine that morning, but it was looking like it might rain at that time...