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

Exploring The Loire Valley

18 July 2010 | Clisson/La Sèvre
Well, we will have to stay here for a few weeks, due to several reasons. That said, we are far from unhappy, enjoying the best the french cuisine can offer...

Today we made a car trip eastwards to have a closer look at the medieval little town Clisson with it's huge castle, once inhabited by Chevalier Clisson. An open market built in heavy timber frames still resides in the centre of the town since those days and the castle is in quite good shape too, even if it's considered a ruin.

The River Sèvre, a tributary to La Loire, is quietly moving along this green valley where the old oaks and chestnut trees stretch out over the river to catch as much sunshine as possible. Given that it is Sunday today there is 'beaucoup de monde' (lots of people) canoeing, fishing, playing petanque and badminton etc. Picnics to the right and to the left and fairly cool i the shade of the majestic trees despite the heat of the afternoon sun.

A very nice and peaceful place that I am happy Isabelle's parents showed to us.

Some pictures from here in the 'photo gallery'
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