Having done our laundry, there wasn't much to delay us at Croabh. Being in a marina is safe and secure - but also relatively expensive compared with mooring buoys (typically about half the price of a marina) or anchoring (a bit more stressful, but almost always free).
For this trip we've mounted the dingy onto the transom so we carry it with us fully inflated. The davit we use also means that when we lower the dingy onto the water its held firmly against the stern of the boat which means that it is much easier and safer to put things into the dingy. This is most true for the outboard engine (27kg) which we can now just carry onto the dingy. Previously we were improvising a hoist using the spinnaker line to control the weight of the outboard whilst also trying to control the position of the dingy and get the two together safely.
Combined, this means that the task of getting the dingy ready is reduced from something taking the best part of 30minutes and at times very definitely needing both of us, to just a couple of minutes which can be done by one of us. It certainly removes one of the barriers to being away from a pontoon and opens up opportunities for exploring.
So today we moved just a few miles around to Loch Melfort.