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

Ria de Arousa - Caraminal

23 September 2009
A couple of quiet but enjoyable days here. Yesterday, I tended to the engine for a few hours in the morning after which we took to shore to get some fresh provisions. A beer at a local bar just when people started to show up in the streets again after their siesta and then dinner on board.

Today, the maintenance job was with the wind vane (mechanical self steering equipment. An extremely imortant equipment on board especially since we do not have an electronic auto pilot. The pipes that should keep the vane gear firmly attached to the aft deck, has recently become less than firm and thus needed some reinforcements. The loads are impressive on these parts due to the impact of the waves and the movement of the boat through the seas. This kept me busy for most of the day in the cockpit with the tools spread all over it. It was a dead calm day with a little more than 30 degrees C, so I can't deny that I was a fair bit hot.

After cleaning up the mess, and myself, we rowed ashore again for a beer at a bar with Wifi. There hasn't been possible here to get internet access from the boat, so it was good to catch up on e-mails and some news. Dinner on board as usual.
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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