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.
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
21st - 23rd May. Jamestown Canal, Dromod, and the Camlin River.
We sailed south down the River Shannon and then on to the Jamestown Canal, which is a pleasant change from the wide river.
At Dromod the harbour was quite full overnight. Angiles Delight had arrived ahead of us.
At one end of Dromod is the wall painting of the herons.
Further down stream we planned to turn left on to the Camlin River. As we approached, it looked as though this hire boat was blocking the entrance to the river.
However as we sailed closer we could see that it had been an optical illusion, and he was tied to the far marker!
The Camlin River is very much narrower than the Shannon, and winds its way through the fields.It is a very pretty river.
The cruiser in front of us left, to be replaced shortly by another hireboat, which only just fitted in, with our bows overlapped their stern.
At the other end the hireboat stern rested outside our stern.Their bows were touching Lazy Witch.