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.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
4th - 11th September. Portumna and Meelick Quay
Supervalue having delivered our shopping right to the boat, we settled down to sit out the storm.
Victoria Lock was quite busy, as other boats are also on the move today.
Meelick Quay is a single wall, with room for four or five boats to moor. The big steel cruiser has been here for five years - owner unknown! We pulled in in front of the small cruiser.
Barge 49M chugged past. She is the oldest unconverted Guiness barge on the Irish Waterways.
Even stronger winds are forecast for the weekend when the tail end of hurricane Katya will reach us! Meelick Quay is comparatively sheltered, but even so our satellite dish has to be set up on the bank for a good TV picture.