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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.
Yellow Fever?
06/12/2009

Who hasn't heard of cabin fever? Today that's what we are suffering from. It's raining cats and dogs since early last night and the wind is steady in the 30-40 knots range with a few gusts to 50-ish during the early part of last night.

The rain will end tonight but the wind with stay around 30 knots at least 30 hours more.

Luckily there is a remedy for cabin fever. A decent dinner, a glass of wine and a movie on the computer will help us endure this evening.

I am not sure as to if there's a remedy for yellow fever, but those nasty little virus you can see on today's picture has invaded my body in small numbers, provided with the vaccination I got yesterday. They are not alone either, the are in a happy little crowd with diphteria, tetanus and hepatitis A and B.

No wonder I feel like struck by the flu and not too sharp today.

As an interesting aside, the Doctor who gave me those shots will move to Dakar, Senegal in August to work over there during 2 years, and gave us an invitation to visit them if/when we get there in the fall.

Sure seems like a nice spot to spend the upcoming winter...

Ready Orm
06/10/2009

She's lying there at her slip now, dressed up in her new clothes. Pulling the docklines, eager to get out there on the endless Blue...

unfortunately there's still more to be done on shore for us, her crew. At least another week, but then...

The Internet Antenna
06/09/2009

will be an important piece of equipment once we leave here. With a range of several miles it will provide us with access to WIFI at the various places we will be anchored.

Configured and tested. Hoisted in the mast it will give a real boost to the signals

Eating well
06/08/2009

is important. A highlight of the day.

Rebuilding the Galley (kitchen)
06/07/2009, at the dock

Boat projects are a world of there own. We wanted to add a sea water tap beside the sink in the galley. This should have been a quick job if not... you always get surprised when tinkering on a boat. ''

It turned out to be that the wood on the counter had absorbed moisture for quite some time and was due for replacement. So some new pieces of board, cutting, fitting, epoxi to make it withstand the potential water penetration and then 'while we're at it' we'll just epoxi some nice mosaic tiles on the counter. The same style as a previous owner once did in the head (toilet). Sooo, these steps, one each day, will keep the 'Chef's' workplace messed up.

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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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