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, 2017 and 2018, returning to Roanne each winter.
Saturday, 14 June 2014
12th - 14th June. Cherry picking, then across the Ketelmeer, on to the River Ijssel / Rhine.
Sadly there were many cherries out of reach, but we still managed to collect nearly 2 kg. Wild cherry gin should be good!
Much of the eastern part of the Flevoland polder is planted with wheat, which is nearly ready to harvest.
This fishing boat was at anchor, but looked ready to go.
This is a new bridge over the River Ijssel, which has been built within the last five years. Despite its height, there is still an opening section needed in the bridge.
This tall ship appeared behind us as we set off again and no doubt the new bridge was lifted for her. The little yacht to her right gives an idea of her size.