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 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
4th - 10th August 2015. Map of France. An exciting week for Shannon, as we sail on to Baume-les-Dames. Next stop Laissey.
As we are only a few kilometres from Switzerland here, it seems the right time to locate us on the map of France. Access to the internet is poor here, so apologies for the delay with this post.
In each herd of cows, there are a couple with bells on. These bells are not very big, but can be heard for a long way.
Another picturesque village, which spreads up the side of the valley, is Hyèvre-Paroisse.
Here are her skid marks, outlined in black! It has been an eventful week for her.
Monday was a misty morning, giving the forests an eerie look.
In Baume-les Dames we visited the old part of the town.
After passing the village of Ougney-les Champs, the forest continues ahead of us, along the valley of the river Doubs.