Coming Home

Quiet Man Bridge

Following on my the reason I went to Galway blog and the journey to Galway blog here’s the returning home blog 馃槈 It was one of the most awful days weather wise – the winds made Storm Rachel look like a breeze. In my wisdom I decided to drive home through Connemara (as only I would!) It was so windy I didn’t even see any sheep…maybe they blew away!

Connemara cottage

I did see the Quiet Man Bridge though, I almost missed it as the lane way was blocked by bins that had blown over and the sign was pointing in the wrong direction. No sign of John Wayne though 馃槈


Connemara is a very beautiful place but it was very desolate and deserted. I was going to visit Clifden and Kylemore Abbey but the weather was so bad and I was quite tired so I decided to just head to Westport for lunch and to carry on home. I will go back again when the weather is nicer though.


In Westport I went for lunch in a lovely cafe called Sol Rio. The warm welcome made up for the lousy day. I had really nice cappuccino which came served with two mini scones and a chicken salad sandwich served on focaccia bread. What I loved about Sol Rio was that you could choose any filling for your sandwich with any choice of bread – a great idea. They also had hot food available and some fantastic looking cakes came fresh out of the oven – too bad my sandwich filled me up or I would definitely have had one….next time.

Sol Rio


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