These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over eight 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, returning to Roanne for a second winter.


Monday, 16 April 2012

2nd - 16th April 2012 Easter in Enniskillen

We had a very successful week at both St. Michael's Bridge Club in Enniskillen, and at Devenish Bridge Club at Irvinestown. They certainly do not stint on their prizes! Sally also won a raffle prize at The Cathedral Hall Bowls Club.
Portora School has a wonderful view over the River Erne. Their concert at the Ardhowen Theatre was extremely good, with excellent singers and musicians of all ages. We were impressed by Ashley Elliott, who plays the xylophone. He was on Britain's Got Talent just last Saturday, qualifying for the live shows, so we will all have to look out for him in weeks to come!

On Easter Monday we went to Ballybay in County Monaghan with our friends, Janet and Maurice, for a charity bowling afternoon on the all-weather bowling green there.



A good time was had by all of us, as we played on in the rain. Janet can be seen in the middle of this group.


Mrs. Duck brought her new babies to see us, but they are still too young to appreciate bread.

On Friday we cleaned and polished The Puzzler, ready for the press! We were duly interviewed and photographed for a proposed article in The Impartial Reporter, one of Enniskillen's local papers.


Back at the Ardhowen mooring for the weekend, we found that boaters are getting younger this year. This young man is well prepared for anything!

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