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.


Sunday, 30 December 2012

22nd - 30th December. A quiet Christmas in Enniskillen.




Our Christmas tree is up again, with the angel over it this year.
We saw the Boxing Day Meet passing the Round "O". They meet in Enniskillen, then go round the town, before heading out on this road. As fox-hunting is now illegal, they do not go very far before heading home again!

Boxing Day was extremely wet later on, creating an interesting combination of rain and lights on the windows of The Puzzler.

Every night there are ducks sleeping on the jetty. They wake up before dawn, and chat loudly to each other, making sure that we are awake too!


The geese never come on to the jetty, but keep to themselves. We were glad to see them all present after Christmas. Last year there were two less!



We found this interesting signpost, when walking on the other side of the River Erne.



It is a different view as we look back across the River Erne to the Round "O" mooring.
Looking downstream from Enniskillen Bridge, The Puzzler can be seen on the end of the Round "O" jetty. From here it looks very bleak, but then, appearances can be deceptive!

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