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, 10 June 2015
1st - 7th June 2015 Enfin La France!
Before leaving Dinant, we went for a walk/climb up behind the town.
The river Meuse continues to climb slowly through fantastic scenery, as we go past some cliffs. We are in the Ardennes here.
Both sides of the river are covered with trees with more cliffs amid the greenery.
We both take our turn at the tiller.
Our last mooring in Belgium was at Hermeton.
The next day we cruised around Fumay, and could see our lookout point high among the trees. See the red arrow.
Laifour is a pleasant, unassuming village.