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

Fog followed by rain

11 July 2009 | St Peter Port, Guernsey
49 27,35 N - 02 31,53 W
A seen on the picture and well pointed out in Reed's, fog is common here.

Good, so now we've seen it. Today we went for an Expedition. Mountain-climbing? Diving? Canoeing? No, just the ordinary cruiser life-style essential shopping. Equals gettign some food from the nearest grocery store back to the boat.

Consists of the following:

Inflating the dinghy (after searching through the entire boat for the valves, the pump and the oars, all stored at different spots onboard.

Rowing the 2 ca to the stone wall called dinghy dock in swells, surge and a cross-wind and the outgoing tide.

Trying to get rid a variety of fresh seaweeds attached to our clothes and feet after safely arived on shore, soaking wet.

Then the easy part: Strolling around in the Port area, where a calssical boat meeting is taking place this weekend. Purchasing what we need in terms of food and storing it in our rug-sacks/backpacks and then enjoying a wonderful 'moules marinières' at a pub, accompanied by rich, locally brewed Real Ale. A lunch worthy of a true seafarer, Adm. Nelson maybe?

After that we discovered that someone had pulled theplug in the entire harbour basin. I have no other way of describing it. Quite amazing that since five hours when we came on shore, some six and a half meter of water just disappeared! Incredible for a northern Pagan as myself.

Then some exploration of the marine life that was stranded on the beach at low tide and back to the dinghy.

Reversed process with the dinghy. I e first carry it down to the water that had moved 'offshore' some 45 meters (glad it wasn't the other way around...) getting soaked while loading our stuff in it and getting ourselves onboard. Then de-sanding and de-seaweeding ourselves and our sandals before going down below.

That said, we were quite lucky in that the rain actually didn't start until we were back. Grog to the Chief Commanding Officer up there... the Met maybe?

St Peter Port is a very nice town and Guernsey seems well worth exploring so it isn't that bad that they forecast SW for the next few days.

And then there is the Real Ale! We'l be back in town tomorrow -cheers
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