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.
Friday, 22 August 2014
19th - 21st August. We are filmed for Omrop Fryslan television! Different houses in Leeuwarden
Further on, we passed this fully laden barge, Graveland. The canal here is 4.2 metres deep to cater for these barges.
We also sailed with them through the village of Warten, which is very attractive.
This weird light combination reminded us of Derryvore, in Ireland.
Most people only use one yacht at once, but this lad had four of them!
Revisiting one of the smaller canals in the Alde Feanen National park, this was a typical Dutch canal scene.
Passing to the north of Grou, these are a good example of Dutch houseboats.
There is a new waterway which bypasses Wergea, but we took the old route through the centre of the village.
Approaching Leeuwarden, we took a circular route round the city, and saw different houses there.
Further on, the housing became even more unusual!
This has to be the best houseboat of all, with its thatched roof.