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

Enjoying life

15 July 2009 | St Peter Port - Guernsey
Nothiing much to tell ya.

Mostly sunny weather, and we'e basically just enjoying like people on vacation. Walking in the town, buying crab or fresh fish at the Mongers, socailising a bit with other sailors in the marina.

Admittingly we really like this place, that we almost 'by mistake' ended up in. That's the beauty of cruising without an agenda.

Also, sicne the Island is free from VAT, the local Chandler has had a couple of visits from us.

Off course the proverbial 'Cruising is doing boat maintenance in exotic places' to some extent has to affect even us ;-)

I have change two burners on the 'state of the art' Taylor kerosene/paraffin stove onboard, and we'll have to climb the masthead to reinstall one out of two jib halyards that in some mysterious way was lying on the deck one morning in the North Sea.

No big deal.

we DO keep a thorough look at the Met forecast twice a day. As soon as we get favourble and light wind we will go on. Next 'target' is l'Aber Wrach in Northern Brittany, a supposedly lovely and sheltered spot in a river mouth and an excellent palce for the next leap to the Chenal du four between the mainland and Ile d'Oessant

stay tuned!
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Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
About:
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. [...]
Extra:
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 [...]
Home Page: www.sailblogs.com/member/rodeorm
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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden