10 idyllic island retreats to explore by boat

When cruising, I am always drawn towards small islands, where the feeling of being entirely surrounded by water is obvious as you glimpse the sea in all directions. Perhaps this attraction harks back to a childhood spent reading Enid Blyton’s Famous Five or Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons. In any case,…

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Fall in love with the British Isles all over again by discovering our pick of the best places to drop the hook.

Across to Ireland

Across to Ireland

Browsed in the chill of early winter, this passage plan is a kind of apetiser for the following season ­ food for thought if you've never considered Ireland a feasible cruising area for motor boats.