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.
Monday, 25 May 2015
19th - 22nd May. From Maastricht, into Belgium on the Albert canal, and then on the River Meuse to Huy.
The old town walls are hidden among the back streets of the town.
We retreated behind the wall, tying up behind a work barge there. We could hear barges going up and down Lanaye all night.
We passed through Liege, which is a big city, but we did not stop there.
At the next lock we had to wait on a dolphin, which is built for big boats too.
Is it a house or a castle up there? No doubt we will see more of these.