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.
Sunday, 3 August 2014
1st - 2nd August. Through Sneek and on up De Swette to Mantgum.
We are making our way to the north of Friesland, so it is past the Watergate in Sneek again.
Our route out of town was through the newer part of Sneek, where these roofs look like sails, out on the lake.
There were sheep too, although we do not yet know the name of this breed.
In Mantgum we visited Willem and Anke, for a very pleasant visit. Here they are in the old part of the village.
This church is famous for its wooden carvings, which are very impressive.