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

Planning Ahead

06 December 2009 | Alvor
Can mean a lot of things. We are obviously planning for the winter season that we'll spend around here. We are also planning for the trip back to, respectively, Sweden and France in the spring/summer next year. Families are to be visited, some business to be cleared and routine medical check-ups and such to be taken care of.

Further on, one of the things we both are looking forward to most - is to snorkle, skindive and spearfish in warm, tropical waters. Isabelle has been working as a snorkling guide in the Caribbean, so it's well known activities for her. With me, it's another story. The water in the Baltic Sea hardly ever get warm enough, or clear enouh for that matter, to encourage anyone to to persecute these kind of activities. In my early 20's I spent a few weeks island-hopping in Greece and that is about all my experience in the 'great blue'. I have got quite a bit more experience ON the water than IN it.

So much better then, that we found a very nice municipal swimming pool here, sadly enough without a Sauna
;-D, and we are going there 2-3 times a week now. Some 1500 meters of regular swimming and then a few lenghts with the flippers on our feet and a fair bit of swimming underwater does wonders for the overall psysical well-being and much to my surprise, I actually remember how it's supposed to be done. Hooray! Pretty much like riding a bicycle, once you'e learnt it you know it!
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