From Loch Melfort we decided to visit Iona.
We headed out to the south of Mull via the narrow Cuan Sound. That requires slightly careful navigation but wasn't difficult in the benign conditions we had. We then sailed along the south coast of Mull and around the corner to Iona.
We borrowed a mooring buoy which was free - in the end we were off it before the owners needed it but we later thought that it wasn't supposed to be for visitors. We had a short walk on the Island before leaving to find an anchorage for the night.
It was blowing a reasonably strong SSW wind - but we tried to anchor in Tinkers Hole. On the map it looked like it might be exposed, but I'd read somewhere that it was good shelter. It was also much more on our route back than going to Loch Na Latraich on the northern side of the south west peninsular about which we couldn't find much said.
There were already 2 boats there so it was getting a little crowded. On our first attempt the anchor dragged - but it seemed to set on the second. We settled down and had supper. The swell was coming into the harbour so it wasn't settled - and then after supper the anchor dragged. We didn't have much room to manoeuvre before we'd be hitting the rocks so we took in the anchor as fast as possible and motored out at the same time. We then had a bit of a rush to get around to Loch Na Latraich to anchor before it was completely dark.