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, 8 August 2015
29th July - 3rd August 2015. On the Doubs to Clerval, Isle-sur-le-Doubs, Colombier-Fontaine and Dampierre.
The river Doubs continues to impress us with the scenery, with cliffs amid the forests, which line the banks of the river.
The church in Clerval caught the evening sun.
This seems to be a good area for mistletoe, with some trees laden with balls of it.
This parasitic plant actually grows within the bark of the host tree, as can be seen here. I always thought that it was like ivy, just clinging on!
On to Dampierre, which was very attractive, and looked better than this print shows!