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, 15 October 2012
9th - 14th October. A busy weekend.
Later on Friday we sailed up to the Ardhowen Theatre for An Evening of Country with The Stars. Our favourite singer was Hugo Duncan, of Radio Ulster fame. Next day we enjoyed the view from above the Theatre, looking upstream.
We sailed back to Enniskillen quite early on Sunday, and the reflections were really good, with no other boats about yet.
Once all the fishermen had departed, they were followed by two barges, as Maco and Glen set off to go through the bridge.
We moved round to the inside of the outer jetty, to leave The Puzzler in the charge of our boating friends again.