Today I lived up to my name. The name Tara in Gaelic means “rocky pinnacle”. Today I climbed my first mountain and how fitting that at the top of the mountain there was truly a rocky pinnacle in the form of a cairn. The mountain was 1,075 feet high, steep and covered in uneven rocks. I was tired and frightened and had to make many stops and there were a few times I wanted to give up but I didn’t.

When I got to the top I was greeted with cheers and hugs by people who were strangers just 6 days ago but who have become friends-my fellow Wild Westies…I’m so proud of myself. I didn’t even need my asthma inhaler I think most likely because the air here is so pure. On the way up you pick a stone and carry it in your hand and when you get to the top you cast in into the cairn and make a wish. I’m happy to say my stone and my wish are there.

Thank you Wild West Irish Tours!

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