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.
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
4th - 6th October. On across the Markermeer to Muiden, then on to the River Vecht.
It was a very unusual sky later on, when we were out on the Markermeer, but the water was much calmer for our crossing.
On the approach to Muiden, we passed the Royal Marina. This white boat is the Green Dragon, which belongs to King Willem Alexander, the king of The Netherlands.
Update here! Rob has sent us this pic of both our boats at Muiden.
We are on a staithe mooring on the river Vecht. These moorings are free but, as there is no access to land, they are not great for Shannon!