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

Nothing much to tell...

03 September 2009 | Ria de Ribadeo
Yup, still here... Tuning in on Spain and trying to refresh the spanish from school. Takes a while I am afraid.

We haven't done anything much worth telling here, just relaxing and talking to a couple of other sailors in tha marina. Particularly a french gentleman who has spent most of the summer beating to windward along the Portuguese caost, in small steps. Statistically there is Northerly winds along the coast most of the time. It's even known as the Portuguese Trtade. He spent four years on Corsica/Corse and is now going home to Brittany where his chosen lady is waiting for him.

Going through the canals of France, Canal du Midi, to Bordeaux was not possible fo him since his boat has a draught of 1,80 and the maximum dredged depth of a part of the canal is 1,40 only.

Not hard to understand that he is a bit fed up with it

We have also had a 'tropical storm' gone lost, pass here with wnds around Force 6-7 last night. A very good reason to stay put. The center of this somewhat desorientated caribbean hurricane reportedly hit Ireland with 45 knots of wind. Imagine the size of the seas that must have gone with it!

The wind wills still be on our nose tomorrow, but on Saturday morning the next little leg is in the cards. 35 miles to Ria Vivero, the one we originally planned to go to after crossing the Biscay.

Vamos a ver! (we'll see)

Can you see our boat in the picture?
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