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 High Pressure System

26 September 2009 | Ria de Vigo
is staying. Warm and sunny, wonderful weather, but very light air. We took off in the morning on abreeze that just made some tiny wave patterns in the water. Hoisted the Main and weighed anchor. The genou went up seconds later and pushed us eastwards, close hauled for ten minutes or thereabout before the wind died again. We kept on for an hour maybe at enough speed to get steeerage, but later motored the last three miles to a bay on the northern shore ov Ria de Vigo. We hope to get more shelter from the swell here. No point in going to Bayona since these winds won't get us to Portugal anyway, we can aswell enjoy it here. It's Saturday, so plenty of local boats around including a passengerferry that gose to the restaurant opposite to our las anchorage.

We spent a lazy afternoon in the cockpit, reading and watching the local kids having a dinghy race around the anchored boats. Kids are the same everywhere, and parents too, who don't take their responsibility too seriously at times. No life vests either.

At last we found a Wifi here we could hook up to in the evening, so a bunch of blog posts can get published again, together with e-mails and updates.
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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