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

Happy New Year - Bon Ano Novo - Gott Nytt År!

05 January 2010 | Alvor- Portugal all family and friends wherever you are during the holiday period.

The weather has been far from good lately. This seems to be the case 'all-over the place' though. Snowstrorms in Florida and India (!) Most of continental Europe snow-covered and freezing too, is what we see on the news during one of our quick visits in the village. Provisioning, checking e-mails and weather forecasts while enjoying a beer in the internet bar. The rest of the time we're staying put on the boat. For over two weeks now, we have experienced strong winds and heavy rains. Only one full gale, as told before - just before christmas - but winds between 25-30 knots most of the time making it hazardous to row ashore in our little dinghy. Once in a while, i's calm for few hours and we are quick to get our stuff ready and go ashore.

Almost every morning I bail some 20-30 liters of rainwater out of the dinghy. Great for washing sheets and towels and more. It's just that it is a true challenge to get the laundry to dry again.

Apart from these minor issues we are fine, reading a lot of course, talking and enjoying food and some wine.

The 'small' pleasures of life, teaching us patience and humbleness before powers so infinetely more powerful than ourselves.
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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