I may finally have figured out the key: if I see a sign that suggests that a driver might need to be concerned about her car's going off of land and plunging into the water, I'm probably somewhere I want to be. And it might even be somewhere where I'll see a dolphin (even if I do have to rely on local high school students in order to know it's there).

Watching a dolphin at sunset with one of the Aran Islands in the background is more fun than watching fireworks.