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The primary reasons for doing this trip are degrowth and to raise money for WoodWork Barn so that future students of Brockwood Park School have the opportunity to do awesome projects where they can create with their hands. Sailing and rowing the boat that we were involved in making over thousands of kilometers gives us a real sense of appreciation for the skill and effort required in manufacturing.
Building a wooden boat has been an amazing opportunity and it’s only been possible because we had access to a woodwork space equipped with basic tools. We would really like new generations of students to be able to have the same opportunities and in order to achieve that we need new and better equipment for woodwork and other crafts.
The environment we live in is changing fast. Our journey is a sustainable challenge for Tereza to travel from England, to her home in Russia, with the smallest footprint possible. We are trying to show that alternative ways of traveling is possible. We will be documenting our adventure with an online series. Finn and Tereza
After three months of rowing/sailing through Europe we reached our destination of Constanta the Romanian coast of the Black Sea. We couldn’t have made it this far without help from so many people. thank you Smallboats monthly, Woodenboat magazine and circular computing.
More videos and photos will come as we wrap up the trip
After we picked up Kael in Budapest and camped at a nice spot, we woke up next morning with some HEAVY down wind, packed up quickly. Km went down fast. Reached our record of 16 km/h. With our loose footed rig we have to jybe, coming about a lot. And those moments were intense. Water came in the boat couple of times! But we managed to sail the whole day and did 70 km! Getting closer and closer to the border with Serbia and Croatia.
After long and winding 384 km of Main river we have reached the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. It’s 171 km long and it joins Main river with Danube not far from Kelheim. From there it’s 2410 km through 10 different countries to the Black Sea!
We really wanted to get a tow but there weren’t many boats going our direction so it was 6 days of pure rowing as it’s not allowed to sail on the canal. Super stoked to reach the Danube!
The first day rowing and sailing our wooden boat on the Main river. we passed through our first lock with some help from our friend Carol and made it to a the town Hochest where we slept on a friendly dudes boat!