July 13, 2019
The trip from Islay to Northern Ireland is short. The residents of Islay say that it will rain if you cannot see Ireland and that it will rain if you can see it. At the narrowest point it is only 30 miles away. We underestimated that a little, to the capital Belfast there are a few miles more, namely exactly 70 miles from marina to marina. We didn't have to get a special flag, we already had the “Red Ensign” on board. Unlike the other countries in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland does not have its own flag. Why we spent just one day in Northern Ireland is in the Belfast report.