The trip out and back to Garinish, at least in July, was worth it just for the seal watching. The captain took us gently around the rocky spots where a number of seals were relaxing after a hearty breakfast. We were told that since the bay is used mostly for mussel farming, the locals don't worry too much about the seals eating the fish, so they are thriving here. The island itself is beautifully gardened. Wear good shoes, as it requires walking. There is an old tower you can climb, after climbing lots of steps to get up to it. Worth it for the view!
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