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

Things we wished we had brought...

15 September 2009 | La Coruna
...before we took off.


Oatmeal (swe: havregryn) and müsli. Impoosible to find oatmeal in France or Spain adn all the müsli has sugar and chocolate added to it. NOT FOR BREAKFAST! Please... so what am I having for breakfast then? Bread, toasted beside the coffeepot on the stovetop of course! with butter and marmelade. This is OK, but those occassional mornings when I discover that we are out of bread and NOT in the mood to bake. Or in a hurry to get under sail, go with the tide and so on...

So the advice, to people who, like me are addicted to that stuff, bring as much as you can carry!

Isabelle : Given that she s french, and they arguably have the best food in the world, the kist woud simply be too long for a blog about sailing. I'll give her the tip to write a book about it. That book would be a best seller.

Fortunately, since we left France just a couple of weeks ago, we still carry a few 'survival packs' of cheese, foi gras, pat'e etcetera, but they won't last that long.

That said, there is lot of good food around here too. especailly the fish- and seafood departments are nice in 'los supermercados' and there are a great variety of cheese and salami style sausages. And teh best thing last - the 'jamón curado' The ham, dried and salted. No better ones to be found on the planet I believe. 'Pata Negra' and 'Serrano' are not the only brands, there arre a plentiful. Unfortunaely they are as expensive here as they were in Sweden, but one lives just once, erh?
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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