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

Silves - by Train

19 November 2009 | Silves - Algarve; Portugal
The last few days, nothing much have happened worth sharing. Some little jobs on the boat together with being together with interesting people we have met along the route.

We went to see an english sailor who came down here 6 years ago. Since he's now going to sell his boat in favour of our plans, he had placed an 'ad' at the marina with a list of boat-related stuf he had for sale. We bought some bits and pieces from him, the most notably probably a pure sine wave inverter (12 to 230 Volts) and a book on celestial navigation. we carry a sextant, though a cheap one, onboard, a´nd I am looking forward to learning how to use it. Not so much because I think I would ever have to use it 'for real' but for fun. It's an interesting procedure that has made it possible for navigators to fix their position for centuries.

We are still waiting for the sailmaker to come back from the UK. Apparently there has been really rough weather on the Bay of Biscay (not that surprising in November) that has kept them in port. Hopefully we'll be seeing him next week.

No problems we are not in a hurry and furthermore, we enjoy it here.

We took the train to Silves, 19 km to the north of Portimao. silves was a ery important stronghold for the Moors during centuries and is called the Capital of the Far West of the Moor's emoire.

A very large, and surprisingly well kept fort is the main attraction here. they started to build it in the 10th century and was used by the Moors well into the 13th century. Since the Moors hold mst part of the Peninsula Iberica for almost seven hundred years, they naturally made a great impact both on the language, the culture and the science borth in Spain and Portugal.
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