It was raining when I decided to drive to Downpatrick Head from Achill Island. Of course I had read about it prior and knew that it was going to be a windy day. This time I followed my instincts and went anyway. Driving in the rain is the most uncomfortable task for me, I was wondering if I should even care going ahead as the visibility kept getting worst!
I got here fairly early and was the only person on site. I parked my car and started following the signs to Downpatrick head which said, "Enter at your own risk", definitely not comforting but the curiosity of watching the sea stacks overpowered every fear. The sun was almost out, the mist started clearing out, the sheep kept me company, the blowhole on my way was frightening, the land was swampy, the wind was subtle, the cliff got steeper, unsure if I was in the right direction, I soon found myself standing right in front of the stacks!
Uncomfortable with the solitude, the rainy drive, the wind, the hysterical signs, all were good enough reasons for me to just stay in my Airbnb. But it's Ireland, if you don't step out of your comfort zone, chances are you will never explore it truly!
Donagoore Castle ~ You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.