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, 13 January 2013
A waterboarder went upstream past the Round "O". She tried to go up through Enniskillen Bridge but failed, which was not surprising. There is quite a flow on the River Erne at present.
It is quite impressive.
We carried on further round the grounds to the pretty thatched summerhouse. The clematis, on the front arch above Violet and Andy, will be lovely in a couple of months time.
We looked at the view, while Joe checked out the path in front of the summer house.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Driving round to the far side of Lough Melvin, we stopped to see the view, but Maurice and Janet were nearly blown over by the wind!
On a clear day the Atlantic can be seen in the distance from this viewpoint.
The view is good, looking up the lough, despite the misty weather.
Don't you agree that this is an idyllic setting for a cottage? This is where we are lucky enough to be staying.
We spent three days celebrating the coming of the New Year, being entertained by Maurice and Janet.
A good time was had by all!
The Cascades Waterfall is not a place to lose your footing!
In a very old woodland like this one, the dampness of the climate can be seen in the moss covered trees.
On our way back, we passed Lough Macnean. There is just so much stunning scenery in this part of Ireland. We have had a wonderful holiday.