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.


Lazy days - Sailing the Strait of Kalmar

Lata dagar till sjöss - Här 'seglar' vi Kalmar sund, det är mest järngenuan som  får arbeta, det är absolut ingen vind alls. När vi når Borgholm kommer vinden så vi beslutar att ta en natt segling söderut.

Veronica på däck avslutandes Agnes Gray av Brontë

Mario vilade i semesterkläder, en chic överlevnadsoverall i rött :-)

Vinden har verkligen inte varit på vår sida men vi tar oss sakta söderut. Vi vilar, läser, löserkorsord, bloggar och äter god mat. Här är en bild på vår alldeles utsökta pasta. Penne med köttfärssås, örter och parmesan, riktigt gott med lite varm mat i magen. Nu i skrivandes stund ropar Veronica 'Mousch (det är jag) Din crew är hungrig!' Så nu måste jag nog sluta. Det skall bli Bruschetta med tonfisk och sedan en krämig pasta  med hemodlade tomater. 

Oj dra på trissor...är det inte solen som nästa bryter igenom. 

Hot,hot,hot - Vilket väder!

Varmt, varmt & mer varmt!

It has been so very hot weather here this summer, draft in the garden but extremely pleasant at sea. Nearly 30 degrees Celsius every day. Unfortunately I have not got my vacation during this hot period but as often I can we take the boat of for a day or two in our wonderful archipelago. After a full days work I just have to cool of my head and body so in the evenings we do some ‘jetty sailing’ and some swimming from the boat. It sure is wonderful to dive into the ‘coolish’ water it is about 20 degrees in the water and that is a nice temperature to take a swim in.