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.
Monday, 31 October 2011
28th - 30th October. From Aghalane, through Upper Lough Erne, to Ardhowen in the floods.
The occasional marker was very useful, showing us the line of the river course.
Once we reached Upper Lough Erne, the markers were closer together. These markers are usually high out of the water.
Further on, our route took us to the right, round the island near to Knockninny, then a left-hand turn to follow the next line of markers. This was quite tricky, as some were only just visible!
Cloonatrig Jetty was completely under water as we cruised past.
We were relieved to reach the mooring at the Ardhowen Theatre safely.