After we walked up that hill into town Clifed turned out to be pretty nice town with a traditional pub and restaurant scene.
After dinner we decided to skip the pub and walk back to the ship. Dusk was already setting in. But not being hungry anymore we had eyes for the gardens and old beautiful houses on the side of the street.
The beach is having kind of something romantic. Even though it is too cold to imagine swimming there.
Our dinghi was park at the little pier next to the yacht club. The yacht club actually is a cafe, bar, restaurant. We counted our self lucky that we still saw light.
And this is why traveling is so valuable. The only people in the bar where Simon and Reeta who are managing the pub and where about to close. But, yes a pint would still be possible. We came into talk. What are your whereabouts, what’s next etc. both are from the UK. We saw Reeta painting some walls earlier in the day, they are getting prepared for the season.
We told our story and that we are looking for a dinghi that is a bit bigger than ours so we could use is safe in the Arktik.
Simon has one that needs a pretty do over and a new fixed bottom. If we like we could take it. Wow?? Really?? That’s cool. We checked it out, it was with the other boats in the dry pitch. Yes. That will do.
We also got a handy Irish drum for long nights on the boat. Yeah.
The next morning started with sunlight and that changes a scenery so massively. Riley and Fredrik picked up the dinghi and we all met for lunch at yacht club. Wow. Impressed again. Yummi and totally price worthy.
The atmosphere is “at friends” rather than in a restaurant. A man approached us, he plans to sail to the Arktik end of June with a crew starting from Clifden.
Some others where interested in the hats I crochet. But I couldn’t sell one this time.
This harbour doesn’t look like a marina but is the far nicest restaurant I have been in on our trip. I can just highly recommend to anyone coming along to Clifden to make the effort and walk down to the marina and pop into Simons restaurant. One does not need to be a sailor to feel there at ease. It also is a nice starting point for a walk up to the castle.
Check them out on tripadvisor: broad walk cafe Clifden.