David finally took enough photos and we also went down and hung out in the little village at the bottom- very little. We had been told that we could try to either get a horse and trap or a mini bus to take us around the island for a tour. However, we had not booked ahead which I guess we should have done. All the horses were busy- they bring people over from the ferry to the fort and then around. There were more people than usual as the day before a rare bird was sighted on the island and a large group of birdwatchers arrived both the night before and this morning. They were very amusing- all of them running around with telescopes looking for this one bird that had never been seen on the island before. They would all hang together and then if someone saw something, they would all run after together.
So, I will close now. Don't know if anyone has been reading this but I have been enjoying writing it, sort of keeping a running commentary of our time here. Ireland is a beautiful country, the people are very warm and caring. I have never once been given rude treatment and always knew that my needs to be met. We do plan on returning here at sometime in the future but would do it differently next time. Less travel, more staying longer in certain areas, probably skipping Dublin and staying on the west coast. I know that David has not posted many photos- the blog makes it difficult but if you are interested in seeing more of the photos you can go to his website where they will eventually be posted. The website is David Aimone Photography. Or you can go look at unedited work at Flicker. Here is the link.
David did mention that he never heard the phrase "Top of the morning to you" so I will say it now.