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
28th - 31st July 2014. Visits to the skating and clog museums at Hinderloopen, on the Ijsselmeer, then along Fluessen lake to get to Workum.
Many cruisers and yachts sail on the Ijsselmeer, here at Hinderloopen, but we are happy to stay on the inland waterways.
Another wonderful sunset.
Out on Fluessen, one of Friesland's larger lakes, the next morning, we would have liked to see these sails go up!
On our way into Workum, another town with access to the Ijsselmeer, most of the other boats on the water were yachts, or skutjes.
This fine skutje was moored on the way into Workum.
The canal through Workum used to go through the centre of town, where these steps are now. Our route takes us through the lifting bridge to the right.
The main street in Workum, in front of the unusual clock tower, is where the canal used to be.