The ferry from Portsmouth to Santander is booked for 17 January, though I now find (1) the ferry is stopping off at Roscoff in France en-route so will now take two nights on board and (2) it's now going to Bilbao, not Santander!
Oh well, load some more entertainment for the voyage (films on the Mac, music on the iPod, books on the iPhone)...
I'm having new tyres fitted to the motorbike tomorrow, service booked next week. Just been testing the electrically-heated jacket (essential for riding through Spain in winter) and the electric hand grips. Handlebar muffs and a gaucho (think scooter skirt) also fitted against the cold crossing the mountain ranges.
No firm itinerary yet, will keep an eye on the weather forecasts, but might head first down to Sidi Ifni and Legzira for a couple of days by the sea. I have a book to finish (writing) so will be spending some time doing that. Then across to Tafraoute, then via Foum Zguid to see my friends in Ouarzazate, then maybe a loop south cross country to Merzouga.
Will head north early March, leave the bike in southern Spain and fly back.