If you are a novice
, I would suggest you take up the offer of transport, hone your sailing in the adriatic
, going further and further etc, Best not jump in with a long slog in cold weather
through some of the busiest shipping
lanes on the planet.
With a 38 foot and the expected draft
, the canals can be tough going and based on expected water
levels you can experience delays or stoppages. Then you still have a fairly big sail to Croatia