May 28, 2014

Inis Meáin -The unseen Aran Isle

On arrival at Inishmann (the middle Aran island) we(my wife &little boy) were alone, all tourists on the boat went to the 2 other more commercial islands. 
Walls & more walls like a maze . The weather was as hot as ive ever felt in Ireland , we started our trek

Western Marsh Orchid
 The season of wild flowers had started and fields were in bloom with Buttercups,Bloody Cranesbill,Oxe eye Daisys,Western Marsh Orchid the list goes on . Lapwings were nesting close to the path and trying there best to clear us from there area. Skylarks sang there song in theclear blue sky
We walked the length of the north-side beach without seeing another footprint, and  that is rare enough in modern times

Oxe-eyed Daisy
After we made our way off the beach and through the maze of hidden roads among rocky walls we made our trek way uphill to the pub for some well earned Beers

My outcome of this island would be different from the other 2 . Its wilder ,quieter ,harder work and way less touristy which suits me just fine.

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