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

Iles de Glénans - Bretagne

30 July 2009 | N 47, 44 W 03,57
Magnus
After two lazy days in Loctudy with fish and 'Fruits de la Mèr' for every meal it was time for a new surrounding again.

At 'Pleine Mèr' , high tide, we motored in slooow pace the 10 miles to the Iles de Glenans in a sunny but still chilly summer afternoon. We had a very light following breeze, but since the charging regulator for the solar panels 'gave up' a week ago, the need to charge the hous batteries called for the engine to be run for a couple of hours.

Les Iles, are low, sandy islands, islets and rocks and the shallow water between them has an almost emerald green colour that is quite exotic. Still just around 15 degrees (60 F) in the water mind you, therefore not too many adults swimming.

These islands are famous for the sailing school, where practically all of the French racing sailors have learned the basics as young. Eric Tabarly for instance who were here during several summers before joining the navy and becoming a professional racer. Talking about Tabarly, there is a museum in Lorient started by his widow.


we spent a few hours walking around here, as shown by a number of pictures in the Photo Gallery. A very inspiring place, and one where yoou would only anchor over night in settled weather. Presently it looks as if the high pressure will stay around for a few days at least.
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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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Röde Orm's Photos -

Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden