There’s a moment where I sit down, my legs hanging off the edge of the trail, and just breathe. I take in the view, of cliffs hundreds of meters in height and miles of water as far as I can see, of hazy atmosphere casting a blue glow over everything in sight. I feel happy, and lucky, and calm, and awe-struck, all at once. I close my eyes and can hear the waves crashing relentlessly onto the shore. I can feel the brisk wind on my cheeks and my husband’s presence to the left of me. We’ve found it together, the calmness and absence of anything other than the need to just be present and still in this sacred space.
We hiked from the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Center past Hag’s Head to the peninsula. The trail is part of the Burren Way, and was an easy hike that took about 2.5 hours in total.