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.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
1st - 4th July. On up the River Barrow to Athy.
The hanging baskets on the town bridge at Leighlinbridge are impressive.
There is now very little water in the weir at Milford, but that does not make it any the less attractive.
Having come through Carlow lock, we sail safely across the top of Carlow weir, to reach the bridge.
This egret followed us for a while. They are usually rather nervous, but we came quite close to him.
We are sorry to be going up Athy lock, and leaving the River Barrow. We have had a great month down here, with such friendly people all the way down the river.