With regard our recent sail from France to Croatia we arrived in Dubrovnik in the dark after being greeted 20 miles out by a very nasty storm. After checking in with the Harbourmaster and immigration police we were told we couldn’t stay on the jetty - and were asked to leave. We were aware of an island close by that had a bay which would afford some protection from the SE winds (BURA wind - up to 60 knots).
After arriving in the bay in hail and sleet and anchoring successfully my wife checked the details of the bay and discovered the bottom had a poor hold.
After an anxious night we came up on deck in the morning to find we hadn’t moved an inch.