We are embarking on a journey with Doris taking us through Europe via the rivers Somme, Rhine and Danube to the Black Sea.  The second half of the journey will be through the Med and Canal du Midi.  We are Cy and Sarah, one expert sailor and one novice crew.  What could possibly go wrong? 
This blog is mainly to share our experiences with friends and family, but may occasionally contain some technical posts to help provide information for anyone else considering a similar trip.  We have found other blogs enormously helpful to us, so will aim to pass on any useful tips we can.

The preparation for the trip has been epic.  Cy has been carrying out a huge refit on the boat – installing heating, plumbing and rewiring everything.  Hours have been spent poring over maps, charts and various websites to help plan the route.