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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.
Prominent visit in the Marina

The russian participant of the Volvo Ocean Race 'dropped by' today to fill some fuel and then continue towards S:t Petersburg I assume, for some show there for the local crowd.

They had to leave the race already after the second leg if I remember it correctly, due to the fact that the Main Sponsor jumped ship after experiencing heavy losses in the financial crisis.

That said, the boat looked pretty worn and rugged today, and the crew didn't seem too happy either.

A celebrity visit here none the less...

Galley renovation done

And we are quite happy with the result too. And the yellow fever 'attack' faded away in a couple of days, Thank God!

Yellow Fever?

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

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

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

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Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
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