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

To Han- 200 years after the British Navy

23 September 2008 | Han N 56 01 E 14 50
Unbelievable! For the first time during this high pressure that has been around for two weeks, the sun showed enough strength today to push all those clouds away... and around 10 AM the sky was all blue. It actually felt almost like summer again.

So, I felt this was THE day to jump in the water, with the wetsuit on, to battle the barnacles that has settled on the propeller and in the through-hulls. 14 degrees C (57F) in the water is cold even here this time of year. I spent around 10 minutes tn the wet I guess and I could not have stayed much longer. The through-hulls will be in good working order during the winter now, and it feels good to know.

On the pic you can see yours truly a few seconds after climbing the cockpit again.

Around 4 PM, we felt it was time to 'change view' again and hoisted sails for the 6 mile trip to Han.

Regarding the British Navy; they spent 1810-1812 here at Han during the Napoleonic wars to secure their trading in the Baltic sea, and during that time a few of them died and was buried here on the island. The grave was visited in 1973 by 'HMS Plymouth' and during a memorial ceremony they raised a big black wooden cross. The wood was originally from a mast of an old Navy ship.

We just about managed to have a walk around the island before sunset. during the walk we met a local man, who spent most of his working life as a fisherman here. He assured us that there is still fish in the sea, so I guess we have to address our fishing methods a bit since we haven't been able to catch anything despite trailing a line during all passages.
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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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden