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

Along the South Coast

30 June 2009
Most things in life are temporary. Isabelle woke me up at five in the morning for my watch and I had just enough time to see the sun rise behind us before the fog banks came rolling in from East. The next few hours gave me an intense practical exercise in radar plotting again. A bunch of local fishing boats and God knows what, gathered around us and was moving along at hour pace. For a while we were five boats within a 1,5 mile radius which is just a little bit too crowded for my liking when the visibilty is around 75 meters.

At 9AM the fog lifted again, revealing a clear blue sky indicating that the HIgh Pressure system is still around.

We were logging 3,5-4 knots dead downwind, leisurely spending time in the cockpit studying Reed's to figure out a nice place further west to go into for a few days. The Solvent seems 'too close' so we are considering Plymouth or Dartmouth or even Falmouth. That will sort itself out in time.

So it did. The wind died out and we motored to The Solvent where we anchored outside Bembridge on Isle of Wight in the dying daylight.
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