These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over nine years now and are still loving it. Our Ulster born Shih Tzu, Shannon, has grown up, and has taken over the boat! After three wonderful years in Ireland, we transported The Puzzler to The Netherlands, and spent a year there. In 2015 we went southwards, to reach the north of France by June. After glorious weather throughout the summer, we arrived in Roanne in late October, and enjoyed our winter in this friendly port. We cruised extensively in France in 2016 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Friday, 8 April 2011
Anderton Lift. April 4th
On Thursday we had a major panic as the boatyard rang to say that, Sorry but both our crane drivers are on holiday so your boat cannot be lifted out on Tuesday! No suggestions were offered for any alternative. So Andy dug out the Waterways World Annual and managed to track one down. Jalsea Marine have agreed to do the job for £150 less! They are also based in Northwich, but on the River Weaver, so we have come down here on the Anderton lift, which is a drop of 50 foot, and is always an experience. We are waiting on a lovely mooring a mile or so downstream of Northwich.