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.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

19th - 22nd April 2015. On to Oudekerk. A trip to Amsterdam.

Debbie left us by bus, and we sailed on up the Aar canal, which becomes the Amstel. We found a pleasant village mooring in Oudekerk, near to a supermarket, which has wifi! At last I am up to date with the blog. We spent a couple of pleasant evenings with new friends here, and were lucky to be given a lift into Amsterdam on Tuesday.

Our day in Amsterdam began with a visit to the Rijksmuseum, which is huge.

Photography was allowed, so here is The Nightwatch by Rembrandt.

I liked The Threatened Swan by Jan Asselyn (1650) The black dog is getting closer!

This is Landscape with Waterfall by Van Ruisdael, also from the mid17th century

Another famous picture we saw was The Milkmaid by Vermeer.
After a visit to the Van Gogh Museum, where no photos were allowed, we walked on to Dam Square. The view of the Royal Palace was rather obscured by the funfair though. It was then back to peace and quiet on The Puzzler at Oudekerk by metro and bus . Shannon was very pleased to see us.

1 comment:

  1. You are well underway now! Bon voyage on your travels this year and as always I'm looking forward to following them here. The 3 of you are looking great.
    Regards from Angela and a woof from Tiger to Shannon