Navigare Necesse Est! Hop on-board – Welcome to the blog Navigare necesse est, a blog about sailing and food & drink on-board. It is about cruising among all the islands of the Baltic sea and the archipelago of Stockholm especially. The archipelago around Stockholm has over 20.000 islands and islets and it is very dear to me and it is among these I have my home harbor. About me: I, Tyra the author of this blog live on a rather small island near the town Vaxholm. I have the Coastal Skipper Certificate and this Coastal Skipper Certificate is the second level of the official Swedish nautical training courses for recreational boat drivers. I love night navigation and has an in-depth knowledge of both day and night navigation, 'close to shore' as well as offshore. The Coastal Skipper Certificate is compulsory for the sailing of boats larger than 12 x 4 meters. Our boat is not that big at all but you never know one day perhaps I really need it. Although I'm sometimes the Captain of the boat and enjoys it I think I am more than willingly to spend a lot of time down in the galley. I just love to cook and bake on-board and I'm lucky I don’t get seasick below deck as many people unfortunately do, the only problem when cooking on-board is when it is leaning too much to one side and if we are going on the wrong tack. View my profile.


Navigare Necesse Est!

ABC Wednesday 'N' is for Navigare Necesse Est!...

I usually have all my ABC Wednesday in the Greenhouse in Tyra's Garden but this week the letter i 'N' and I thought it was nice to hop onboard instead.

Navigare Necesse Est!

It is soon time for us to launch (is that the correct word for it?) the boat, it has been up on land since October and we are all eager to set sails again. The archipelago outside Stockholm has some twenty thousand islands to cruise around so there is always a nice spot to archor by.

If you don't have your own boat you can always hop onboard one of the old steamers (there are new ones too) and go out in the archipelago and visit some of the bigger islands. You can enjoy a nice meal at some of the resturants and perhaps even stay over at some nice hotel or youth hostal.

NAVIGARE NECESSE EST! Who said that? well...

Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus was the guy who invented this latin phrase.

Read about more great ABC Wednesday's N here.

Today's post is an entry in the fourth round of ABC Wednesday, the meme initiated by Denise Nesbitt.

Have a great and happy ABC Wednesday!

~ Captain Tyra ~