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.


Who Can Sail Without the Wind

Who can sail without the wind - A folklore song that I grow up with, a sad and pretty melody.
Some say that it is a German song and others that it is from Åland, I don't know what is true. Perhaps anyone out there knows better.

Who can sail without the wind,

Who can row without an oar,

Who can leave behind a friend,

Without just one tear to pour?

I can sail without the wind,

I can row without an oar,

But I cannot leave a friend,

Without just one tear to pour

The Real Group sings the song in Swedish , this vocal group sings it 'a capella'

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Susan said...

Hello Tyra, I have only recently found your blog. It was a lucky find! and very enjoyable indeed.
Your photographs are beautiful and the commentary is so interesting.
Regards, Susan from Australia

TYRA said...

Hi Susan and welcome on board.