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

Another Day of Boatwork

09 April 2010 | Culatra at anchor
Quite windy today, mostly in the 25 knot range, so we stayed on board again. On e advantage with that is that when on board it's very difficult to spend money....another advantage is that we got to do some small jobs again that really has to be done at some point.

So, today I went through the cockpit lockers and took inventory teh old fashion way with a pen and a list. When I had completed this, we actually have got lists oof the contents in every storage locker on board. This may sound overly tedious or prudent to some, but the true reason is hard- earned experience.

It's certainly not the first time we are going through the lockers, checking all what's stowed away in them and cleaning and so on. I must confess that every single tume I did so in the past, I thought I would remember what was stored where.... but unfortunately that's nit the way my brain works. Just a week or two later I've been completely lost and it's NO fun to dig through 3-4 lockers before one finds what one is looking for, so learned this lesson the hard way. Several times before the truth penetrated my thick forehead.

To end this ranting, I do feel very good to have it done. Period.

Some other smaller jobs was finished too, in the process, so despite not having much fun, we both felt good at the end of the day.

Hoping for less windy conditions tomorrow so we can explore the Isla Culatra as starters.

didn't take any photo's today so another one on the cockpit table will have to do.

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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