We headed for the Conor Pass, which is the highest mountain pass in Ireland, and we soon had to stop for me to take some Dramamine. Thank God no buses or large trucks were allowed on this road, since its curvy stone wall and cliff lined roads barely provided enough room for two small cars to pass each other. At one point we had to pass another car in a place where neither of us could back up safely. I had to fold in the side view mirror and we slowly moved past each other with about an inch to spare on either side of our car. I bet that body shops do a terrific business in Ireland.
The rocky wilderness of the Conor Pass made the scary drive worth it though.
Once we reached the other side, it was getting late in the day and we were ready to rest. So after we crossed the River Shannon on a ferry, we changed our plans for the Cliffs of Moher and took the fastest road to Asgard House, our destination in Galway.
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