I feel 10 years younger. Yeah but right now we're going to get some lunch next door at Shelf, which is like a surfers kind of cafe. I am Jane and I'm one-half of Shells Cafe.
My husband, Miles. Where we are now is amazing. We are across the Atlantic ocean, surf every day, and we are both like seriously foodies. We both love food and cafe culture. The west of Ireland is beautiful and stunning today to come but may be a bit behind and you couldn't get a good coffee or you know really good homemade food. So we just wanted to put like city food and that lovely vibe into the country side as well. It's nice. It's a good flat white.
We don't have flat whites in America. For some reason we are missing out. I don't know why. Alright guys well we've finished lunch and we've taken a quick drive to a place called Knocknarea. It's kinda like a mountain, but it's got a lot of significance in the past and it's full of some really interesting archaeological ruins and tombs. So we are meeting up with Auriel, she's a marine archaeologist, she's going to show us why this place is so special. So tell us a bit about the history. We know that this is very significant in the age of times, Can you tell us what we are going to go see right now? So just behind us is not very much and on top is a really famous cairn and said to be the burial place of Queen Maeve of Connaught. She's sexy. She's quite pretty yeah.
So a cairn is the amount of stones and is extend or covering something, so inside here is a prehistoric tomb dating back to the stone age, so it's probably by 5000 years old. How far is it to the cairn? It depends how fast you can walk. I like to stall. It's not a long way, probably about 20 minutes from here. Let's go do it. [music] This has to be one of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen. It's just stunning. You can see why they called it the wild Atlantic way because the winds are just blowing right off the ocean it's so rugged, just rugged natural beauty. Look at the sun raise coming to the clouds man. It's insane. You can say there is just a lot of elements at play here and actually right there. Random fact! That's Coney island, the one in New York was named by a captain that was sailing between here and New York. It reminded... Next stop actually over there. Yes straight across the Atlantic.
Exactly. So we are going to go walk down the mountain and head over for a pint and some dinner. Sounds lovely. Yes. [music] Cheers! The first Guinness in Ireland. I heard they pour a good one here. Looks like it. I'm going to get used to this this week. This is going to be really nice. Wow! Whoo! That was a good meal. That was a great day. Surfing, seaweed bath, awesome cafe, epic hike to royal burial ground, amazing sunset and seafood dinner. I mean that's day one. There's still eight days more to go, tomorrow we're going down the wild Atlantic way towards Gall away We're going to be doing amazing stuff as always. So if you like the video, then give it a thumbs up! Share it with your friends and don't forget to subscribe for new travel videos twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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