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

Taking Advantage of the Calm

25 September 2009 | Islas de Cies - Ria de Vigo
We moved on a bit further south in the afternoon with Bayona, on the southern mouth of the Ria de Vigo as the chosen goal. We want to get internet for weather forecast of several days ahead and also bunker diesel and water before leaving for the 80 miles sail to Leixoes in Portugal. Leixoes is the harbour just west of the city of Porto in the river Duro.

Yes,Porto means harbour/port of course (even if they don't seem to have a proper one) but what's more interesting for us a tleast is the fact that it's the home of 'the Port' the sweet, strong wine that has gotten it's name from this city. The fact that it is a convenient stop en route to Lisbon doesn't make it less attractive at all. Roughly 150 miles more to Lisbon, a leg we certainly would like to negotiate in favourable weather. The Portuguese coast is not a nice one to be cought out in heavy weather. Better to be at least 50 miles to seaward then. We are really looking orward to our stay in Lisbon though, so we will tke the coastal route.

Anyway,while we slowly motored towards Bayona trailing a fishing line, we passed the lovely islands 'Cies' in the very mouth of the Ria. We then got an impulse to anchor off them for the night, just because the weather allows it. We were not alone, some ten or so other boats were anchored in the bay already, among them a Dutch, a couple of British and a Swedish!.

I hope the pictures to some degree can show how nice it was here. The only downside, was that the wind pciked up to Force 3-4 during the night, from NE, making the anchorage quite choppy. It was worth it though
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