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.
Tuesday, 22 April 2014
20th - 22nd April. From Rottemeren to Gouda via Zevenhuisen and the tidal Ijssel. On to Gouwluis and the Bird Park at Alphen a/d Rijn.
In the centre of Gouda, the Town Hall stands proudly over the market square. While there, we topped up on Gouda cheese.
Shannon is very taken with our new flags.
This liftbridge caters for even the tallest masts.
This is a typical riverside visitor mooring for Sport boats. We are categorized as Sport as we are under 20 metres long.
You could buy syrup for the lorikeets.
It was extremely popular!
The Humboldt penguins really enjoyed feeding time later on.