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

Into the Marina at St Peter Port

12 July 2009 | Guernsey, Channel Islands
Honestly, we had a miserable night at anchor. Tidal stream combined with quite a bit of wind, swells and wakes from the ferries all together made it very difficult to sleep. And we have been at a few choppy anchorages before, believe me.

Because of that, we spent almost all the morning in bed, trying to catch up on sleep.

We still have some small jobs to do on the boat and the SW winds seem likely to persist a few days more, so we figured it would be best to enter the marina, then I could do some work too, with a fast and reliable internet connection.

There is no VAT on Guernsey, so we would like to check the local chandlers price level. Among other things, a PLB (emergency transmitter) could be something to consider.

Mostly sunny weather today, and when we entered the marina the Harbour Control told us some 140 racing sailboats going from port to port in the Channel were expected to arrive tonight. Thus he wanted all of the rest of us inside the marina and the racing crews on the visitor's pontoons, where they could party half the night without disturbing anyone.

Since we arrived the marina at lo tide at 3PM we had to wait at the pontoon until at least 8PM when they started to direct all of us into the slips of the marina. The Basin inside the marina has a sill, that protects it from drying out completely at low tide.

On today's pic you can see the Castle Cornet in he sunshine, compared to yesterday(which I happened to call 'the Fort' in my ignorence yesterday) One of the main attractions, with several museums including one maritime museum. We are looking forward to visit it one of the following days...
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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