These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over eight 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, returning to Roanne for a second winter.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
20th Sept - 6th October 2013. Back in Enniskillen.
Andy has completed the new trap door access to the engine, so that the engine filter, which was the cause of our problems last week, can be easily replaced.
Shannon thinks nothing of having to wear a lampshade! She should wear it for ten days until her stitches have dissolved.
Shannon is now much happier about her fancy collar.
The walk, from the Round "O", up through the woods to Portora Castle, is as good as ever. Andy and Shannon are playing follow-my leader along the ruined wall there.
Going back upstream from Enniskillen, the hills to the west are rather misty.
The Ardhowen Theatre is always impressive as we approach.
By Saturday evening the mooring was quite full.