So, as the big boat still has another year of refit/prep to go before the big trip, I have been going over vacation
plans for the summer. One of the lightbulbs that went off involves the rubber dink and its outboard
. It's small enough to haul around, yet big enough to lie down in. That, and it already has some hardware
points that I could very easily build a tent over.
So, here's the idea: cruise
europe's waterways, using the dink as a mobile tent. Make some miles during the day, visit some sites, and just tie the dink to a tree at night, set up the tent and camp out.
Issue with this would be finding my way around europe
... It's easy enough on the road, but on the water
... What waterways connect to what? Where are the hurdles? Etc, etc. However, I can't imagine there not being (online) "roadmaps" available. How do powerboaters navigate along the rivers/canals? How does commercial shipping
along those rivers/canals find its way?
Any ideas on this?