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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.
Delayed
sunny, well most of the day anyway ;-D
06/22/2008, N 55 41,0 E 12 93,0

but for a good reason. I have got an assignment as skipper on a charterboat in Split, Croatia for a week. We'll fly from Copenhagen very early next Saturday morning.

It will be nice to get an opportunity to see the archjpelago down there, not to mention a few swims in a crystal clear turquoise water at 24-26 degrees C

On this picture Rde Orm is gently rocking at her slip in the marina here in Falsterbo Canal

Time to untie the dock lines again
Magnus //sunny between thunderstorms
06/15/2008, Falsterbo Canal

Delayed a week or thereabout, we are now seriously looking forward to being on the water again. It will be during three and a half month this summer. Next year, by this time, the Big Departure will take place. (fingers crossed)

We will probably explore the eastern coastline of the Baltic Sea. Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are new cruising grounds for both of us. Then I would like to show Isabelle some of the nicest spots in the Swedish and Finnish archipelago. A visit in the Capital of Finland, Helsinki is in the planned route too.

Follow us on our little adventure...

on the picture you can see the cabin of Rde Orm

Winter Weekend trip abroad
02/11/2008, Falsterbo-Dragr-Falsterbo

Nothing much happens during the winter season here, but this weekend saw us make a little trip to a foreign country. That is the 15 or so miles to Dragr, Denmark. Sunny and a very light breeze, just about enough to keep us moving at 3-4 knots.

A dinner at a Brasserie in Dragr and a good night's sleep in the boat. 5-10 knots of wind on the beam and some sun on the trip back, too.

More pics at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9218039@N06/

Happy Holidays
too darn cold for sailing!
12/21/2007, Skanr

Merry X-mas and a Happy New Year to everyone known in the sailing community. Fair winds and following seas and cold beer in every port...

A Sum Up of 2468 miles at sea
10/12/2007, Falsterbo

Almost 2500 nautical miles on the GPS during a four month cruise.

I'd like to share a few random thoughts here with a perspective from two weeks onshore after completion of the voyage.

2500 miles divided in 120 days equals 21 miles/day. So what did I actually DO all those days, when I didn't sail?

-I haven't got an idea. A few of them I was at anchor due to no wind, or too strong winds (from the wrong direction i e)and a few more kept me busy exploring on shore. Apart from that I just don't know.

2500 miles in four months equals 7500 miles in a year. Actually that's more than the average full time cruising sailor travels per year.

2500 miles is roughly equivalent to an Atlantic crossing east to west from the Canaries to the Caribbean. Without any comparisons otherwise, I do believe I've seen and visited a few more interesting places en route.
When playing with figures, a straight line from the hauling port of Pukavik to Tre and back to Falsterbo is approx. 1500 miles, so I sure have zig-zaged a fair bit.
I motored a total of 85 hours or approximately 400 miles or 16 % of the total distance.
I weathered 5-6 gales, all except 2 at harbour or anchor. All in all, calms are (as always) more frequent then gales and I have experienced a fair bit of very light winds, with boat speed in the range of 2-4 knots.

Did I get fed up with sailing? -Unfortunately not. On the contrary, I have come to realize that this lifestyle is for me to stick to, in the foreseeable future. Hence I am going to spend the winter selling off my house and other shore-bound belongings and take off on an open-ended cruise starting in the summer of 2008.

There will be more to come...

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