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

Our Lifes Taking a New Path

13 September 2010
We have bought ourselves a new boat. In Sea of Cortez- Mexico. We will fly there the 9 November as it seems and continue our adventures from there.

At this point we also start a NEW BLOG for this new EPOQUE in our lives.

will be the url we will continue to tell our tales on from now on. You can already now get some facts of 's/v Nanna' as we'll rename her, and our own story. (well, not all of it, we do have a private part to it, such as what we've been doing all these weeks in France and Sweden.

Hope you'll enjoy these changes as much as we will.


In the nearest future, we are looking forward to meeting friends on the Algarve again, before leaving 'Röde Orm' on the hard in Faro on behalf of her new owner.

Yes, i sold to a Swedish fellow, ready to take her anywhere they'd like to go.

We wish them fair winds and following seas on their voyages.

Today's picture shows 'Nanna' a Southern Cross 35' Cutter

AT LAST! Returning to our boat

11 September 2010 | Nantes, Bretagne-France
Wednesday afternoon we'll be back on the boat after a 24 hour bus ride if everything goes according to plan.

I can't tell how much we're looking forward to it. It has now been three months we've spent on land, longer than we thought for sure, but we have dealt with health check-ups, other personal matters and of course:

had a wonderful time with our families and some friends

New sailing adventures ahead!

the picture is from Ilha do Tavira - Algarve.It shot it early this spring, before the tourist season and I bet it's crowded now.

Mont S:t Michel

07 September 2010 | Bretagne (or Normandie?)
We made a road trip to look at a boat in Carentan, close to Cherbourg, Normandie.

Rented a car, and made it a full day trip by visiting Mont S:t Michel and the charming old city of S:t Malo on our way back. Uploaded a couple of pictures on Flickr too.

The boat? - turned out to be in a lot worse shape than expected.

Mont S:t Michel on the photo. A thunderstorm passed by and the downpour was impressive.

Missing our boat!

02 September 2010 | still the same...
even a bit nicer.
Another good quote to share from one of y favorite authors; feels appropriate right now, when we long to get back to sailing.

'Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea. Besides holding our hearts together through long periods of separation, it had the effect of making us tolerant of each other's yarns -- and even convictions. Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

yet another quote

31 August 2010 | Rezè- Bretagne (boat in Rio Guadiana)
sunny and nice!
Not too much sailing stories on this blog in a LOOOOONG time now.... I know.

That will change soon enough, and in the meantime I'd like to share another quote I came across this morning doing some random 'voyaging' on the web

'It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top'. - HST

Cheers! ;-)

Thoe photo is of 'Clary' a sistership (L32) currently on Svalbard/Spitzbergen

courtesy of Ulf and Pia - Well done! looking forward to meet you where it's warm and nice in the future!
Vessel Name: Röde Orm
Vessel Make/Model: Laurin 32 ketch built in 1965
Hailing Port: Falsterbo -Sweden
Crew: Magnus & Isabelle
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. [...]
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 [...]
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Who: Magnus & Isabelle
Port: Falsterbo -Sweden