We have been offline for a long time now. We are back to «normal» lives again, Karl Otto is working at Elvstrøm Headquarter in Denmark and Maren is busy with refits and fixing on the house back in Åsgårdstrand. Octopus is well docked in Aabenraa, and suits as a very nice apartment. It is work in progress also on that boat, with new sails, some deck hardware and refit inside as well. We will get back to that during the spring time.
On Saturday we will set off from Lagos, on the Algarve coast, south in Portugal with Sana. Sana is a Hallberg Rassy 64 which is going back to Scandinavia for the summer, and we are basically going to sail as far north as we can during the eastern. We will try to keep the good old blog, which at some point will need a «rebranding» as Cubaneren still is in San Francisco with Ian, updated. If the sat communication works and we stay afloat we will give a daily report from the Iberic-Atlantic coast, The Bay of Biscay and the English Channel trough the eastern days. We are expecting a pretty cold passage, as the water temperature is about 12 degrees Celsius. It is still some days until we are there, but it looks like we will hang on to the south part of a depression across the Bay of Biscay giving us favorable wind conditions for that part. The first 2 days we are expecting to motor a lot of the time in headwind.
We are looking forward to spending some time on the big ocean again!
Maren, Karl Otto Book and the new crew Cottee (our dog)