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, 18 September 2016
12th - 16th September. We continue our return along the canal towards Nancy.
Back through Arzviller tunnel, but no trains this time.
The approach to Niderviller tunnel is in perfect order – those strimmers have been out again!
What a lot of goats! We bought some goat cheese from this farm, and it is very tasty.
The church at Xouaxange had an unusual tower, which goes quite well with the unusual name of the village. We have not yet discovered the correct pronunciation for it!
Another pleasant mooring at Xouaxange.
It was busy at Rechicourt lock today, with three boats going down ahead of us, and another three waiting to come up.
Did we really come in through those gates up there??