Malin Head, the most northerly point of the Ireland, marks the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way. In the northwest region of the country and rural Ireland in general it is extremely dark, unpolluted and perfect for star gazing on a clear night. Officially launched in 2014, the Wild Atlantic Way is a 1700 mile (2750 km) stretch of interconnected roadways that is as distinct as it is transcendental.
If you find yourself traveling down the winding lanes of the Wild Atlantic Way do yourself a favor and turn off the GPS. The route is well marked, besides, getting lost is a hallmark of any great adventure.
I walked along the marble pathways to marvel at the crashing waves along the jagged cliffs. In the distance, the sandy beach of Five Finger Strand surrounded me and the green countryside was sprinkled with sheep. Only a few people at this point, a less crowded vista know as Bamba’s Crown.
Aurora sightings are most prevalent during the months of September/October and March/April. You can follow @Aurora_ireland on twitter for up to date Aurora alerts, sightings and browse some sweet pics taken along the Wild Atlantic Way.
I will continue to make my way along the Wild Atlantic Way. Happy travels!