Thanks for the input everyone. It's a good discussion to have, I think.
We do have a few hurricane holes nearby. One spot a friend anchored in during a nor'easter. While it was blowing 35-40 knots on the Bay, the water was almost glassy where he was. This spot is very close to us. Of course 40 knots isn't anywhere close to a hurricane, but you get the idea that it's protected.
I've often read about anchoring in small protected spots like this, and tying lines to trees, etc. But aren't these trees usually on private property? I mean, we can anchor more or less where we want, but tying to trees is another story, no? Thoughts?
I like the mooring idea. I would think that in Annapolis, one of the moorings up Spa or Back Creek would be preferable to those right in the harbor. That said, I'd think there's no way to know if that mooring has been maintained well enough to withstand the storm. And so goes the thought process....
1984 Sabre 34 Mk I