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, 11 June 2014
5th - 8th June. Back down the River Eem and across the Randmeren to Flevoland, dropping 20 feet below sea level!
From the Eem, we went back on to the Randmeren. Here the windmills are modern ones, alongside this wide water.
This barge looked as though it was too heavily laden to stay afloat. There must be about 12 feet of boat under the water here.
The weather is very hot now so a spot of relaxation on the jetty seemed to be a good idea.