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, 19 May 2015
5th - 11th May 2015. From Meerkerk on the Merwede kanaal. Up the Linge river to Leerdam then back to Gorinchem. Across Nieuwe Merwede to the Biesbosch.
We sailed on to Meerkerk, and had to stay there for three days as it was too windy to move.
These ornaments show the work of one of the famous Leerdam glass workers.
That barge was long gone before we reached the junction, going left on to the Nieuwe Merwede river.
In the morning, this deer swam across from our island to the next one. This is really an area which encourages wildlife.