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.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
11th - 15th August 2017. A wonderful French weekend at Mussey and Revigny-sur-Ornain. Un merveilleux weekend français à Mussey et Révigny-sur-Ornain.
Bernard organised a game of quilles on Saturday afternoon, especially for us, and fifteen people turned up! Bernard a organisé un jeu de quilles l'aprés-midi samedi, particuliarèment pour nous, et quinze joueurs sont arrivés!
Later on, Denis arrived at the boat, to take this photo for his newspaper, L'Est Républicain. His article was in the paper on Sunday morning! Plus tard, Denis est arrivée au bateau, pour prendre cet photo pour son journal, L'Est Républicain. Son article s'est trouvé dans le journal dimanche matin!
Meanwhile, Bernard et Romain are helping Andy with the steering. Pendant ce temps-là, Bernard et Romain aidaient Andy à diriger le cigare anglais – quelle entente cordiale!
Our trip has finished at Revigny-sur-Domain, perhaps too soon! La fin du voyage est arrivée à Revigny-sur-Domain, peut-être trôp tôt!