To the Black Sea – Episode 9

Navigating the Constantly Changing River:Launching 10-23-19
In Slovakia, Finn and Tereza have to get chaperoned by a cargo vessel to be allowed through one of the larger locks, but in the wider parts of the Danube they get some sea room and a breeze. Watch JILL spread her wings and fly.

To the Black Sea – Episode 8

Danube river as To the Black Sea continues

Riding the Current Through the Final Days of Summer.Watch Now
The Danube’s gentle current carries Jill along and the miles come easily for Tereza and Finn. Check out the lush landscapes and elegant urban architecture of Germany and Austria in their latest video.

To the Black Sea – Episode 7

It’s all Downhill (River) From HereWatch Now
Finn and Teresa continue eastward on the Main-Donau Canal, taking lock aft lock the geographical high point of the voyage. While it was all “downhill” from there to the Danube, their video conveys a grand adventure.

To the Black Sea – Episode 6

Problem Solving and Moving Against the Current.Watch Now
At Würzberg, Finn and Tereza are joined by Lorenzo, a staffer from their alma mater, the Brockwood Park School. Watch how our adventurers solve a few problems on their way to the city of Bamberg and the entrance to the canal that will carry them to the Danube river.

To the Black Sea – Episode 5

Finn and Tereza finally have enough wind to put up their sails

The Wind Picks Up and JILL is SailingWatch Now
Averaging about 17 miles a day, Finn and Tereza work their way up the Main River and reached Würzberg. They still have many more miles of the Main ahead of them before they reach the first canal along the route to Russia. Our young travelers are getting into their groove.

To the Black Sea – Episode 4

Finn and Tereza packed up and on the water

Summer heat, torrential rain and the first week on the water. Watch Now
Their destination, Sochi, Russia, was 1,500 miles away as the jet airliner flies, but Finn and Tereza are in no hurry and determined to travel in a manner that’s kind to the environment. They have been underway for a week now.

To the Black Sea – Episode 3

Finn and Tereza trailering their boat JILL to Germany

Getting JILL to GermanyWatch Now
With no car, Finn and Tereza have to figure out how to get their boat to Mainz, Germany. With all their supplies (and a guitar) aboard JILL, their goal was to get her in the water and spend their first night under the open sky.

To the Black Sea – Episode 2

Finn and Tereza finishing their boat - To the Black Sea Episode 2

Finn and Tereza Finish Their BoatWatch Now
JILL, the boat Finn and Tereza have been building for their journey across Europe to Russia, is still not finished. Watch this video to see the challenges finishing JILL and the final stages of the pre-trip preparations.

To the Black Sea – Episode 1

Travel to the Black Sea - Episode 1

Introduction to Finn and Tereza’s AdventureWatch Now
While students at Brockwood Park School in Hampshire, UK, Finn Cameron-Turner and Tereza Deminova, both 17, built a 16’ Matinicus double ender. They’ll cross Europe on inland waterways, the last of which, the Danube, will deliver them to the Black Sea.