The Olympic Torch has sailed for Scotland with cheers echoing through the harbour in Northern Ireland.
It was transferred to the ferry in Larne, Co Antrim, following an emotional and picturesque five-day journey visiting some of the country's world-class scenery and featuring some of the country's bravest runners - one arriving at an evening celebration on false legs.
It travelled from Belfast to Portrush, Londonderry, Newry, Newcastle and Larne.
The torch has been transported to the Giant's Causeway, a world heritage site of hexagonal rocks and stunning Atlantic seascapes on the north coast, and visited the historic cities of Londonderry, Belfast and Dublin in the Irish Republic as a symbol of the Northern Ireland peace process.
Thursday's relay involved comedian Patrick Kielty, who did a mid-air heel kick as he whipped up the crowds in his home village of Dundrum, Co Down. Mr Kielty, 41, also jogged over to give his mother a kiss.
Former Blue Peter presenter Zoe Salmon and Olympic hockey gold medallist Stephen Martin carried the torch on Thursday's 118-mile route. It was also taken by boat across Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the British Isles, in turbulent water.
The events began from the foot of Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest mountain, and ended with a ferry trip from Larne to Stranraer in Scotland. The last torchbearer before it was transferred to the ferry was wheelchair-user Paul McLister, 25, from Ballycastle.
Mr McLister is part of a local government disability working group campaigning for disability equality policies and is described by the person who nominated him as "a shining light for people with disabilities".
Thursday's journey involved 67 torchbearers and included the towns and villages of Clough, Downpatrick, Crossgar, Saintfield, Ballynahinch, Templepatrick, Antrim, Ballyronan, Magherafelt, Ballymena and Moorfields.
A total of 8,000 people will carry the flame during its 8,000-mile, 70-day journey to the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London on July 27.