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, 20 March 2016
Early March 2016. Bridge at Villemontais. Repainting of The Puzzler.
We were invited by Dominique and Marcel to a bridge party at Villemontais, up in the hills to the south of Roanne.
The splendid view from their garden looks back down to Roanne, seen here in the distance.
Andy was playing with Raymond, against Michelle and Marcel for this round.
Meanwhile Sally was with Renée, against Simone and Dominique on the other table.
Once back at the port, she enjoys resting on the roof of The Puzzler, watching the world go by.
Now this is how to relax!
We do have some wonderful sunsets over the port here in Roanne.