A shortish hop to get me in the right place to take tomorrow morning's tide (4am, ugh) to Islay, and possibly make some further progress with the afternoon tide.
I had a strong tidal lift all the way up until I started to enter the bay, and then met overfalls off Garron Head. It was still a couple of hours before low water, so I was a bit puzzled. For the last two or three miles into the bay I was fighting a strong current (3 knots plus). This may be a local eddy caused by the bay, or a feature of the contrary stream that runs along that coast near the turn of the tide.
However, I am now anchored, and things are fairly peaceful.