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

Ria Formosa and well cleaned beaches

21 April 2010 | Ilha do Tavira

Since the provisioning was done in town yesterday, today we felt it was time to explore the Ilha Tavira, that is protecting the anchorage from the Atlantic swells.

Not too different in size than Culatra Island I would think but very different. First of all it is so much greener. Where we could only find one (!) tree on Culatra (plus a very old and beautiful fig tree in a well pretected garden in the village) this island has lots of trees, bushes and herbs too along it's sand dunes. No drying banks on the island itself but some offlying. Another difference is that it seems a lot more adjusted to visiting tourists, with a dozen large restaurants along the beach, a little group of older summer houses, a research centre and even a camp-ground. All of this appears to be set up for at least a thousand visitors a day, but the tiney passenger ferry doesn't seem up to the job really. We saw only a bit more than a handful tourists during our morning walk, but the season hasn't really started yet.

ON our way back to the boat, we stopped at the local 'Escola do Vela' and *Clube Naval do Tavira'. This means the local yacht club, and they have a nice club house with a big signt that says 'members only' but they do not deny us a 'Sagres', the local blonde beer in their Bar

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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