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


20 October 2009 | Cascais
A cold front consisting of a looooong tail off a low pressure system currently over the British Isles provided us with 25 liters of fresh water in our dinghy during 3 hours of rain early this morning. Some 20 knots of wind from W came with it and made the anchorage a bit rolly for a couple of hours.

Just before lunchtime the sun came back. Reluctantly I crawled out from the v-berth where I'd been reading 'The Deperate Voyage' by John Caldwell all morning. Why? To bail out the dinghy and use the fresh water for laundry!

Another little front is forecasted to pass tomorow with associated winds of 30 knots at least during a few hours from SW. Will have a second look inte that tonight. If it looks bad, we'll probably move inte the marina tomorrow morning.

Apart from this, nothing much has happened. Oh, sorry, that's not true.

A couple of days ago I spent almost a full day (!) to install 2 spotlights in the cabin for reading. The nights are dark this time of year. A full day? yes, since the wiring called for emptying one locker at a time before drilling a couple of holes for the wires, and then the same but in reverse order. Repeat the process 6- 8 times with breaks for lunch and a 'mis-en-place' period in the morning to search for the right tools and other material needed.... Conclusion: It's a h**l lot easier to work on a boat when it's empty. Living on it, multiply every task you are undertaking with 4x the anticipated time and you are getting close to the truth.

Teh best comes last! Our neighbours, Steve and Colin on 'Zephyr' invited us over for dinner the other day. Superb food - like Mom's Cooking- by Colin and some local wine and lots of laughter and banter. Great Evening!

Colin's girlfriend is flying in on Thursday, so I'll guess we'll wait a few days before inviting them over to us again ;-)

It starts to feel like time to heave anchor again too, so hopefully the next dinner party can take place on the Algarve coast. That said, Isabelle and I want to spend a night at anchor in the supposedly desolated Sagres Bay just East of 'Cabo do Vincente' - Portugals SW corner. Thats 100 miles or thereabout from here, so we'll monitor the weather forecast after the frontal passage.
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