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.
Friday, 1 February 2013
13th - 31st Jan. Inter Zone bowls. Devenish Cup. Wood collecting.
When the seagulls and the pigeons are about, the ducks have to move quickly, to get any bread at all!
Other boats come and go at the Round "O". Beyond the mooring a Waterways Ireland working barge is going past.
Last December there was a lot of undergrowth in this area where we have been collecting wood.
Look at it now. What a difference!
Meanwhile we have been chainsawing and chopping our wood to make The Puzzler tidy again.
It is a good thing that we are not going sailing in rough waters, when the logs are stacked as high as this inside the cratch!