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.
Saturday, 5 May 2018
1st - 5th May. On to Clamecy. The story about The Floating of the Logs.
Having been at Villiers-sur-Yonne for five days, and done all the local walks to explore the village, we felt that it was time to move on. We were also running out of food, as there is no shop in Villiers. Shannon is practising her best photographic smile!
So it was on to Clamecy, where once again we were the only boat in the port. It is a luxury to have decent internet, so this is my third post in as many days!
Here the old timbered houses really look old!
The cathedral, St Martin de Clamecy, stands proudly in the centre of town.
There is so much detail around the main door.
Inside, it is an imposing cathedral.
There is such detail in the stained glass windows.
This rose window, half way down the cathedral, was more impressive than the one above the organ at the end.