28 September 2010

A Brief Stop in County Clare


I'm starting to contemplate my vacation for next year.  I would like to go somewhere scenic, interesting, fun, and has some good grub!  This is a place we stopped when I was touring Ireland a few years back.  I'm sure it's more tourist spot than local, but man the mussels were out-of-this-world good.

I always like to try the favorite foods in the area I am traveling.  One of the servers recommended the crock of mussels in light cream sauce.  I was thinking small crock, I was wrong.  She brought this serving bowl - I swear - full of mussels.  The other 8 people at my table all tried some and I still couldn't finish the rest.  Down side, these were so good I'm afraid to try mussels in other restaurants for fear of being disappointed.

Oh, and here's the view when I turn around from the sign/door shot:


*Sigh*

The Atlantic ocean at my footsteps.  Seriously, who wouldn't want to hang out here?


Linking to Watery Wednesday this week.  



(sorry for the spelling error earlier, I was tired!)
M.E.

14 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I'm so glad you decided to dive in and get your eyes wet. Hope you're enjoying the experience and that we see you back often! :-)

J Bar said...

I like the pub and the ocean.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Nothing can beat having the sea at your beckoned call!!! Fabulous photo.

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I do hope you stop by for a visit if time allows!! Have a wonderful wednesday!

EG Wow said...

Mmmm/ The muscles sound fantastic. And the view is lovely!

Tricia said...

I just want to run through that water barefooted! Wonderful!!!

Beth said...

We will gain from your research as you plan your travels! Thanks for sharing. I love to hear about people's vacations. It inspires me to make my own plans.

Vicki said...

Beautiful!! My favorite place in the world is at the beach.

RNSANE said...

Isn't it funny, I've been in 45 countries and 25 Caribbean islands and I've still to visit Ireland ( though I'm Irish ). Sadly, since my 21 year forensic nursing position with the city and county of San Francisco ended 18 months ago in massive budget cuts and I retired with only a half pension ( $90,000 a year decline in my income! ), I am now grounded. It looks fabulous and I love mussels every way they are fixed. Had some fabulous ones on the square in Brussels.

Mary said...

Love mussels~ especially if they're prepared well! Great view :-)

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

I like those waves in the picture. They remind me of my childhood.
I hope you'll have a wonderful vacation.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh, your travels put mine to shame! That pub looks inviting. Can't wait to hear where you decide to go.

I love mussels. We have them on the Oregon Coast (that's where we're from originally) and my son-in-law knows how to cook them, delcious.

SusieQ said...

You should visit Hong Kong. Talk about a seafood town!! Lots of sightseeing, GREAT food and of course great shopping!

Suzanne said...

You take such great photos and I like seeing where you've been I thought others might too, so I nominated you for a blog award. Check here for more.
http://youmadethatblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/things-you-might-have-missed-and-a-blog-award/

MarieElizabeth said...

Thanks Suzanne!