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.
Saturday, 29 June 2013
24th - 27th June. On up the River Barrow past Borris.
Hazard ahead at Clashganna lock! The dredger was in the navigation channel when we arrived, but was very helpful and moved at once to let us through.
As soon as the dredger had moved, several novice canoeists arrived beside The Puzzler.
We pulled in to the high bank, just below the confluence of Mountain River with the Barrow, so that we could explore this river.
Mountain River is a delightful tributary of the River Barrow.
Time for some work on the paintwork on the back hatch. This is a "before" picture, although at this stage it has already been sanded.