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.


I hate the Low Pressures from Poland

I know that 'hate' is a very strong word...

... but I really do hate the low pressures from Poland. It is not however fair to blame the polish for the bad weather. It is just that it comes from the south east. After a most lovely supper and wonderful evening at Krokö in the archipelago of Gryt (the east coast) We all sat outside enjoying a stunning sunset and watching how the dramatic clouds were building up in the south east…oh no here it comes one of those famous ‘Polish Low Pressures’. They are famous because they are always extremely hard to predict and then when it has arrived it takes days and days until it goes away.

as the foggy, damp and windy weather continues I let the crew stay on deck while I...

...stay down in the galley baking some nice bread.

Pie with Sardine, sweet peppers,
 Feta cheese, tomatoes, chilies and Kalamata olives.

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