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The Cliffs of Moher
The Moher Cliffs are one of the most picturesque parts of Ireland. Even if they are hidden in the mist falls of the Atlantic, the Cliffs of Moher rise from the sea to a height of 200 m and extend for 8 km. There are breathtaking views along the coast. The sheer rock of black shales and sandstone harboring nests of murres and other seabirds are really picturesque. The cliffs of Moher in Ireland are the highest cliffs in Europe.
Ireland is not a big country and it can be crossed from the east to the in less than 4 hours. This time is more than enough to get to one of Ireland’s "business cards" "The Cliffs of Moher" . It is difficult to imagine such a natural wonder, but it exists on the west coast of the Irish Island. This is a huge rock of 200 meters high, one of the highest cliffs in Europe, steeply descending to the Atlantic coast. It seems that interesting things can be seen among the rocks too. Only the rocks and the sea and you be right and wrong simultaneously. Right because theoretically it is, but wrong, because you do not take into account the feelings of a man standing in the gusts of a strong wind on the "End of the World", looking at the ocean depths extending far below. Here comes the thought of the eternal in this world and the impermanence of all living things. No wonder why, the key scenes of the movies "Harry Potter and the Prince - Blood" were shot here.
I have not ever been on the edge of a skyscraper, but I think that being on the rocks make us experience more acute feelings because of the strong wind. There is almost always the case. There is a huge, inexplicable desire to come closer and to look down. And the only barrier is holding back the majority of people. While not all. There are brave people who cannot cope with these feelings and try to eat the forbidden fruit. I'm not sure, but I think every year, the strong wind gusts disrupted some of them in the sea depths. And as a reminder of other tourists is a stone monument with the words of the prayer life lost on these rocks.
Concluding the story of this amazing place, I cannot forget to mention a wonderful beach on the Atlantic coast just a few kilometers from the "Cliffs of Moher" . There are ocean aquariums and bases of surfing, where visitors can take everything they need for surfing and swimming. Who dared to swim in the Atlantic Ocean noticed that the Gulf Stream was warm and suitable for swimming. The big waves bring a cheerful excitement to all lovers of swimming and surfing. If you visit the rocks, you have to find time to visit three other interesting places close to the Cliffs of Moher: the stalactite caves and Doolin Aillwee, as well as the Aranskie Island. Happy journey!
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What is a sea cliff? A sea cliff is a steep rock created by erosion along a coast.
The word cliff applies to any rocky escarpment, near a coast.
Types of cliffs We can distinguish: low cliffs (height less than 2 meters ), medium cliffs (between 2 and 10 meters) and high cliffs (over 10 meters).
The highest cliffs in the world, Kahiwa Falls , are located in Hawaii on the Molokai Island, and they are about 610 meters high.
Cliff formation Cliffs are formed: by the action of horizontal erosion on an elevated bank either by vertical action digging on a substrate rock or by a differential erosion on two types of rocks , one being more sensitive than the other.
At the foot of the cliffs are usually the remains of their collapse phase in the form of piles of rocks.
The importance of these clusters often depends on the sensitivity of the erosion of the rock.
Nesting habitats Enjoy the close-up views of the beautiful sides of the rock nesting colonies, with binoculars and telescopes provided.
If you someday visit a sea cliff, you can closely look and see a basking adder, while at sea, may be porpoises and dolphins.
The sea cliffs provide nest sites for about 4,000 birds, including puffins, guillemots, auks and fulmars.
Other birds that use this habitat include Peregrines and Ravens.
Seabird populations are monitorized not to be bothered and any disturbances to the colony are minimized.
Visitors’ value The beauty of the reserves with seabird spectacles, operational lighthouses and many sites of geological and of archaeological interest, make the sea cliffs very popular among visitors.
These are major tourist attractions to enhance the flow of tourist revenue to islands and seas.
If possible, you will be provided support by the local communities and you will be transported to another slower, more relaxing time.
As the cliffs are located along rocky coastlines, being on the top of them offers stunning and spacious views.
Sea cliffs are the most beautiful parts of the seas.
The array of barren rocks, the reefs and beaches serve as the best opportunities for excellent tours for a day, swimming and romantic vacations.
Sea cliffs are good spots, splendid isolations for relaxation and meditation.