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

On top of the Hill

13 September 2007 | Spr

13 September

14 degrees in the cabin when I woke up today. Sunny again, fine. Got under sail at 10 and had another day of grand sailing. One could wish for the water to be 10 degrees warmer and the air 15 degrees, but then I would be the King of Tonga, and this a quite different story. A lazy broad-reach some 25-30 miles south. The wind was a bit lighter than predicted, and when isn't it? 14-22knots, almost flat sea and gusty. I dropped anchor at 2pm in a small bay on the SE side of Spr, where the Bk is on top of this quite high island. The bk is/was seen from long distances out at sea, showing where the entrance to the town of Vstervik is found. I reckon it's 25 years since the last time I walked to the bk. Therefore I did that now, and documented it in pic's for you to see. Nice place, or? After having dinner, and discovering that the altitude of this island hide the evening sun from me, I decided to make a neat little move of 2,5 miles closer to town. Thus I anchored at Skansholmen, Westerviks SegelSllskaps club island right in the middle of the channel that forms the entrance. King Karl XII decided in 1717 that the town should have an armament here to protect it from enemy attacks. When this did no more seem plausible, the sailing society of Vstervik made it their summer home.
The plan is to get into the town's guest harbour early tomorrow morning, get some washing done and then pick up Sanna at the train station at 6pm. Oh, and there's yet another gale warning issued for tomorrow and they day after. We'll see...
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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