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, 22 August 2016
10th - 17th August 2016. We join the Canal de la Marne au Rhin (Ouest) at Vitry-le-François, and continue to Bac-le-Duc.
This goat was very possessive about his lock, when The Puzzler came too close to him!
The Château of Bar-le-Duc, of 10th Century origin, was rebuilt in the 17th century.
There is a superb view of Bar-le-Duc from the castle walls.
Shannon and I decided to rest in the castle gardens, although we might have seen a no dogs sign, if we had been looking!
This is the biggest plane tree we have ever seen, in front of the Town Hall!
In the Eglise Saint-Antoine were the oldest church pews, in a box style. The altar in this church is made of a solid piece of marble.
In Bar-le-Duc, the river Ormain is very pretty.
Bar-le-Duc Cemetary, which is quite impressive