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

The Waiting Game

01 October 2009 | Ria de Vigo
today's picture from the internet
We have been here for a few days now. Nice and sunny but no wind to take us anywhere. By now we are getting a bit itchy to move south though. Being in Lisboa before the end of September was ib our plans. It's 230 M or thereabout to Lisboa and motoring for 48 hours simply is not a very attractive proposition.

We will leave this afternoon anyway. Firstly to Bayona (just across the Ria) to fill up the fuel and water tanks, and then during the night the 68 or so miles to Leixoes. Leixoes is a not so charming commercial man-made port just north of the city of Porto n the Douro river. Porto is said to be very nice, and of course it's famous wines could be experienced. Add to this that from now on we are in low season, which means that marina fees are reduced sometimes as much as 50%.

We need to deal with some everyday practcalities. Laundry is one. Another is that we have come up with another little project on teh boat. We are going to rebuild the navigation station completely to fit the 'modern style' navigatn better. I e a dedicated and sheltered slot for the computer and other electronic 'toys' that seem to enter the boat either you want it or not.

Southerly winds (unusual statistically) are predicted for the nex weekend a couple of days more, and after finishing our project and exploring Porto we hope for the famous northerly 'Portuguese Trade Wind' to finally show up and provide us with a nice downwind sail to Cascais and Lisboa.

Back soon!
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