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

A Day at Anchor - and at the Dock

24 November 2009 | Ferragudo - Algarve
The fall has arrived now. Crispy and cold at night. 7-9 C in the morning a few days in a row. we're still comfy during the night under our covers in the V-berth so the diesel heater is still waitng for the real winter to come(?).

A month to Christmas, tomorrow the Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. We are 'celebrating' 3 weeks at anchor here. It's amazing how fast time goes. We got a good news today. Mike, the Sailmaker came back and payed us a visit in t´´his little RIB to do some measuring for the Sprayhood. He will come back with a quotation tonight or tomorrow.

Fine! Ferragudo is a charming little town and we have enjoyed our stay. That said, we are getting a bit itchy to get uner sail again, if only for 30 miles to Olhao/Culatra. One of the beauties of cruising is to be able to get a new view from the 'living-room window' whenever one wishes to.

Had a 'paseo' - a walk - on the dock as usual. the local fishermen are mending there nets and pots every morning and their capture is sold at the local market together with very fresh vegetables and fruit. All at very competitive prices compared to France or Sweden.

This is a very nice spot for a few weeks for sailors who choose to spend a winter season here before turning 'left' to the Meditteranean or 'right' for the Canaries
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