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, 25 July 2015
14th - 21st July 2015. Bastille Day fireworks at Choisey, then back to Dole in hot weather. Rochefort-sur-Nenon.
We managed to find a canalside mooring with some shade. This is quite important when the temperature reaches 36 degrees!
That evening the Rockin' Blues Guitars gave a free concert in the park. We were treated to three hours of 60's, 70's and 80's music, which was excellent.
Leaving Dole, the canal goes through an avenue of very old plane trees.
Shannon is quite happy to swim out to Andy, before returning to the boat, for a safe lift-out!
Climbing to the top of the cliff, it is possible to see how little water there is is the weir, which is opposite to our mooring.