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

Le Pouldu, Laita River

31 July 2009
We headed here to meet friends of ours, another french-Swedish couple that we got to know last winter in Falsterbo, Sweden.

Le Pouldu is a small, drying port in the estuary of *La Laita' rivier. Our friend had talked to the harbourmaster and been told that it should work for us given our draft of 1,6 meters to enter at high tide +/- 1 Hour. So we did.

The channel is narrow, as it turned out, very narrow. At one point, we happened to touch the fine sand bottom and with the last of the tide from behind got stuck. Lucky enough a small, local fishing vessel arrived after a few minutes and helped us off this sand bar. After some discussion in the very tiny port we were directed to a mooring along a long rope between a number of bouys, where the depth shoud be enough even at low tide.

As it later turned out, the few boats our size that actually made it into the port, all had pilotage from the locals, since the sand bars move once in a while. No harm done though, except maybe some antifouling paint lost underneath *Röde Orm's' sturdy full keel.

the estuary and teh little town of Pouldu is beautiful, and we had a wonder ful time here, thanks to Annika and Michel and some of there friends and neighbours. There's quite a bit of new footage in the Gallery from here.

Everything has it's time, and after letting a cold front (yes, another one) pass by, we left early one morning.
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