The Voyage of 'S/V Röde Orm' - Sweden

Come on board and take part in our adventures while exploring the world at the slow pace of a sailing boat. We left in June 2009, heading south to escape the northern winter... to start with. Currently in Algarve/Portugal taking it one day at a time.

13 September 2010
11 September 2010 | Nantes, Bretagne-France
07 September 2010 | Bretagne (or Normandie?)
02 September 2010 | still the same...
31 August 2010 | Rezè- Bretagne (boat in Rio Guadiana)
09 August 2010 | Rezé//Bretagne//France
18 July 2010 | Clisson/La Sèvre
15 July 2010 | Nantes/ Brittany
14 July 2010 | Nantes/Bretagne/France
25 June 2010 | Gamleby- Sweden
05 June 2010 | Mértola// Minas San Domingo
27 May 2010 | Alcoutim
24 May 2010 | of the River
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
21 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
16 May 2010 | Alcoutim
10 May 2010 | Alcoutim/Sanlucar
30 April 2010 | Alcoutim-PT// Sanlucar- ES
24 April 2010 | Ayamonte - Andalucia - Spain

The Belle Isle 'Thriathlon' - cruiser style!

26 August 2009 | Le Palais,Belle Isle
First - 2 miles rowing the dinghy in a F 5 headwind right after breakfast

Second - 2,5 km walk with backpacks to town

Third - Some 40 km of biking with backpacks mostly against the wind. Up and down steep hills

Fourth - Dinner with wine in the town after returning the bikes

Fifth - repeating the second, but in drizzling rain and nighfall

Sixth - rowing back to the boat in the anchorage in rain and complete darkness att 10 PM


Great boost for the moral of the entire (!) crew. Add to this that it did wonders for our legs and cardiovascular system after weeks of sitting in the cockpit plus all the good food and wine in France.

By the way - the weather forecast is simply splendid for the next six (!) days, so tomorrow we'll steer to Galicia- Espana!

To this brief description, we found the Island to be immensely beautiful with stunning sceneries together with piqturesque little towns. Belle Isle got our strongest recommendations, see the pics... (unfortunately it's very hard to capture the sheer mightyness of the rocks and the ruggedness of the landscape of the western shoreline; the windward side.)
Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
MAGNUS, Swedish skipper. Navigation teacher and a Commercial Yachtmaster. After many years of dreaming, recently sold off his business since over 20 years. Left swedish waters in June 2009 and hasn't yet looked back ISABELLE, Born in Brittany/France & First Mate. [...]
During 2008 we cruised during two and a half months in the Baltic Sea as covered in the older posts on this blog together with Magnus's 2007 cruise to 66 degrees North in the Baltic Sea. During this spring of 2009 we completed an extensive exterior refit of Röde Orm, and untied the docking [...]
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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden