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.
Saturday, 31 January 2015
20th - 31st Jan. Sam, Cees and Cheetah come to see us in Schagen. Visits to Petten and Den Helder.
Shannon is not so sure about Cheetah! She is a boxer / padenko cross and is a lovely dog.
Further north it is possible to walk on the beach, but it is very cold today!
Nearby is an old wooden minesweeper, which we think would have been used in World War 11.
Further on is the newer part of the harbour, with modern yachts resting for the winter.
Cheetah approves of Shannon's basket, although she does not quite fit!
The next day, when our visitors have gone, Shannon is pleased to have her bed back. It is just the right size for a shih-tzu!