^^i die with the cute houses and stone walls
^^views on the ferry to Cape Clear
^^love the one way roads
^^view in Baltimore harbor
^^Baltimore from the harbor
^^Sometimes the ferry goes a different route and you can see a castle
^^Cape Clear harbor
Cape Clear is a magical magical place. As is Sherkin Island (post on that next!). And Cape Clear is pretty cheap to get to - a €10 return for a student, and €16 for an adult, for a 45 min ride each way. So worth it to see the adorable houses and one lane roads that make you feel like you just went way way back in time. I was only there with my family for one day, but I was so close to coming back on my own and spending a few days there (there's a freaking hostel!!), but in the end I decided to keep moving and go to Killarney National Park (HIGHLY SUPER RECOMMEND! Post on that coming up, as well!) I absolutely love small islands, or small cities in general - time just seems to go slower and you just feel 10000000% more relaxed, and it's so easy to just walk around or rent a bike and enjoy your day slowly. I love that, because I absolutely HATE rushing (probably from all the years of being perpetually late...I think I'm a lot better now haha). My absolute favorite thing is to wander around and get lost but not so lost that I can't find my way back LOL. Esp since I only use wifi when traveling. And, similar to Clonakilty, because this place is so small the only real recommendation I have is to wander slowly and get lost (bc it's pretty impossible to actually get lost on a small island lol, even without wifi!), and to check out the Heritage Center! There are also tons of water sports that you can do as well - but of course, most of them cost money. These include kayaking, fishing, snorkelling, and taking a trip out to Fastnet Lighthouse. Cape Clear is also a great spot for bird, dolphin, and whale watching. To be honest, I could have easily spent a few days on the island just exploring and relaxing. Somehow this place just manages to melt away all your anxieties and sources of stress - like I said, it's magical.