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, 2 May 2016
30th April - 1st May, On up the Saône to St-Jean-de-Losne, then on to the Canal de Bourgogne.
The reflections of the trees and the field of rape are very clear today, seen in the river. It is good to see such calm water for a change!
This bird came into The Puzzler through one of the bedroom porthole windows, then flew through to the galley window.
He flew away while I removed the top window for him to escape, then came back to perch on the edge. He watched us, but was not afraid at all.
After a couple of minutes, he thought that perhaps he would fly up to the roof, and eventually flew away.