At first glance, the Island of Aran seems to be uninteresting. The population is small and houses are few and far from each other.
The main industry is tourism and fishing, when the waters are calm.
We took a ferry from the port in Galway and spent almost about a day there. We hiked the fort of Dun Aonghasa and ruins of old churches. There were no trees for shade, except for a tiny old cottage which serves as a restaurant. We had a Spartan meal of soup and bread.
Later we spent some time in the small town where I bought an Aran cardigan for my mom.
We left the island by sunset – it was spectacular.
My entry to Sue Llewellyn’s A Word-A-Week Photo Challenge: Arid