Time to update, as we have a new computer!
We think that the bridge at Pollagh is one of the most attractive on the Grand Canal.
With all the racks up to fill lock 32, it does not take long to get down to Shannon Harbour.
Shannon enjoyed the small park by the moorings there. Any wall is good for exploration.
In Portumna Harbour we found narrowboat Ashdown Girl, so with the rest of the gang arriving by camper van, it was just like last year.
We all got together for a barbeque, and a good time was had by all.
Shannon really enjoys swimming now and needs little encouragement to go into the water.
Later on it was time for a haircut and Shannon was not impressed! However, she is now appreciating being cooler.
The three Graignamanagh boats followed us down Lough Derg to Dromaan.
At Dromaan Harbour we caught up with other friends from last year too.
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.