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

Traditional Midsummer Celebration in Sweden

25 June 2010 | Gamleby- Sweden
The longest day of the year, the summer equinox has always been a time for feast in Scandinavia, long before we got christians around 1000 years ago. The famous Light of the North makes the night a mere twilight, lasting a couple of hours, depending on the latidude you are at.

Our celbrations consists of meeting family and friends and also, I have rented the house. Since we are planning to live our life for years to come with the boat as 'our house' it makes sense to let someone else make use of it and also take care of the garden.

Because of this we had to move my remaining landbased possessions to a storage, and visit my parents at the same time.

We managed to do a bit of 'tourist work' too, as can be seen from the latest uploaded pictures. The cute village of Bönan, s few kilometers north of my home town Gävle (at the coast 180 km north of Stockholm) with the old houses of the fishermen, the lighthouse built in wood and the pilot station. Unfortunately I was unable to show Isabelle the interior of the lighthouse since it was locked. Only a few guided tours are held here durng the summer vacation period these days. This was a surprise to me since I've been spoiled with the possibility to go in there on my own since many years.

The times are changing even here.

We also had a look at Stockholm, especially the Old Town and the adjacent waterways. 'The Venice of the North' showed itself from it's best side this sunny summer evening.

In a few days we'll go to France to visit Isabelle's family
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