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


16 May 2010 | Alcoutim
We decided to grab our back-packs, the tent and the 'good old' Trangia' stove and go trekking these beautiful montains (OK; hills) this weekend. When I woke up, later than usual yesterday morning to make coffee, I noticed a well known neighbour boat about 15 meters astern from us. Took my sleepy mind a few seconds to realise that the same neighbour boat SHUOLD be at least 00 meter away...

Red alert!

We were dragging anchor. Yesterday afternoon the wind picked up quite a bit, and we were 'all-over-the place' while the tide and the wind fought a hard battle.

Apparently that was enough to break the anchor loose from the stony bottom and then we had slowly dragged with the outgoing tide during the night.

The coffee had to wait, I woke up Isabelle and we hastily moved the boat and reanchored. After breakfast we decided to tye up to the pontoon since we were to leave 'Röde Orm' more than a day.

Apart from this incident, we had a very nice trekking trip north from here. The landscape is quite stunning with all these hills, mostly with almond, fig-, and olive trees and every so often a little tributary river.

The only downside is that I get blisters all over my feet when I walk long distances and it's warm...

will be very stationary the next few days.

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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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