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.
Monday, 8 September 2014
3rd - 5th September. Coffee at Wehe-Den Hoorn, then on to Eenrum and Warffum, with its open air museum.
Lunchtime found us at the northern end of the Kromme Raken canal, next to Merwede, an interesting conversion from an East German police patrol boat. This boat would have been used to shoot people who were trying to escape to West Berlin, at the time of The Berlin Wall.
After going through the village of Mensingerweer, we turned right, and stopped here by the wood. An evening walk through the wood took us to the village of Eenrum.
This weeping beech tree stands beside the church in Eenrum, and is really impressive.
This small industrial windmill,"De David", can still activate the bandsaw, which is situated in the base of the mill.
We passed these girls on our way out of Warffum.