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.


Kalmarsund - The Strait of Kalmar

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During the "middle watch", three o'clock in the morning, it is the 28th of July. The moon is up and the sun is on its way, just a small breeze and we are sailing towards Bormholm.

In Swedish we call this watch between 00.00-04.00 the "Dog Watch" Hundvakten (it is not the same as the english dog watches 16.00-20.00)  It can be really hard to stay awake if it isn't a lot to do. This particular morning it was stunningly beautiful and it was very calm so we had the computer on deck and listened to Spotify and had a great time.

FOOD On-board

When I'm at sea it is very important for me to take some of my gardens goodies with me, flowers, berries, fruit and veggies. Oh.. and the most important all the different herbs. It is much more fun to cook with ingrediences from the garden. One of my favourite tomatoes is the beautiful heirloom Goldsman's American/Italian tomato. This time it ended up in a delicious pie in good company with peppers, feta cheese and olives.

This weeks theme on Blooming Friday is Horizon