This is what it's all about
Hi, we are Stefanie, Kosta and seadog Teddy. We sail & travel around in the world and try to make a living while doing it. Since 2013 we live on our sailboat Ikoko. In 2016 we added a camper van to our 'fleet' to be more flexible when traveling on land. We'll be playing in the Med in 2017. Currently we are in Portugal.
Where are we?
September 2017: We are currently at anchor in the lagoon that stretches out from Faro and Olhao... still in Southern Portugal. We launched Ikoko by the end of August and everything went more than well. We had no water in the boat, our engine runs like a dream and we even sailed to here from Portimao in a pretty nice breeze with +/- 20 knots of wind on a beam reach. Our new cockpit canvas that stretches out like flaps from the bimini to the sides is great. We are protected from the sun and I can even work in the cockpit during the day. Now we are taking a break and enjoy life at anchor.
Outlook: The weather is perfect now. It isn't too hot anymore (25 to 30 degrees C) and... it is supposed to stay like this the whole September. Most of the boats that anchor here in the summer are gone and Culatra has back this remote and laid back feeling. The beaches are empty and the walks with Teddy in the morning when the sun rises are out of this world.
What are the plans for September apart from being in Culatra? In one or two weeks we will continue to sail to Cadiz, which is around 80 nm (150 km) from here. Maybe a 14 hours sail. We will spend some days there and will hopefully continue to sail to Gibraltar in the second half of September. Check out our Instagram page for up-to-date pictures. Link is in the menu.