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, 26 July 2013
8th - 12th July. Along The Grand Canal from Lowtown to Rahan.
Progress is being made with the back hatch. Having masked the black club and red edges, there is now only one coat of paint to do.
Wild moorings are just that on this canal!
It is still a luxury to have lockkeepers to work us through the locks.
This is a ford for the cattle to cross the canal, but these ones are just cooling down.
This Church of Ireland at Rahan has been here for centuries, and is still in regular use.
When we were here last year this public house, The Thatch, was closed, but looks to be in full working order now!