Date: 23rd June 2019
Travelled: 193 kilometres from Clifden, County Galway to Keel Beach, County Mayo
Visited: Just driving the Wild Atlantic Way
Stayed: Keel Beach West, upper car-park, free with T+B N53.96953, W10.19357
Budget: 21 days @ €91 per day
The wind was gusting out of the south-west all night. We woke a couple of times to the noise of flags flapping and the wind whistling through the rigging of the yacht next door. We had planned a walk back into Clifden this morning, but the wind hasn’t abated by the time coffee is done. So we drive back to town, park and go for a walk.
Since arriving in Ireland it has rained pretty much every day but just 10 minutes and the sun soon returns. Not today.
An hour later we find a parking spot with a view overlooking Hillary Harbour. We passed Kylemore Abbey a few kms back but didn’t see the point of paying the entrance fee in the rain.
So we continued on in the rain though Westport before turning onto the R319 for Achill Island. We have the co-ordinates for a stop at West Keel Beach.
An hour later the wind rises again and the Hymer start rocking with the gusts. It’s not going to be a good night, so we retreat back to Keel.
Michael and Pam