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.


Friday, 7 December 2012

29th November - 1st December.

We are now settled in at the Round "O" mooring, below Enniskillen Bridge. The River Erne is running quite fast past us, but as this is a floating jetty, we are safe here. It is good exercise for us, having the walk into town.
As we left The Puzzler on Friday, the pigeons formed a guard of honour for us, and one even thought about flying into the car with us, as we were collected by Janet and Maurice for a weekend at their house.


We drove through Donegal Town and out along Donegal Bay. The views across the bay are stunning.

We carried on to the viewpoint at Carrigan Head, to see the cliffs below Slieve League.There is nothing but The Atlantic Ocean to the west of this headland before you reach North America.

It is lovely to have friends with us to take our photo, with Slieve League in the background.

When we arrived the cliffs were impressive, with a cloud sitting on top of them.
However, by the time we had finished our picnic, the cloud was lifting. The sun had come out and this really brought the cliffs to life.

There were several sheep along the narrow cliff top road. There does not seem to be much for them to eat up here.

There are some lovely sandy beaches along the Donegal coast, but they are deserted at this time of year.

This is one of the few traditional thatched cottages which remain in Donegal.
We drove right to the end of St. John's Point, and looked back across to Slieve League.           St. John's Point is a long thin peninsula, which extends far out into Donegal Bay.
We returned with Maurice and Janet to stay at their lovely cottage in the west of Fermanagh. We all spent the evening at the Cashelnadrae Whist Club. This was great fun too and it has certainly been a busy and enjoyable visit.

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