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.
Thursday, 7 June 2018
27th - 31st May, 2018. On to Auxerre, as the Canal du Nivernais is open at last. We are untied at Monéteau, then leave the river Yonne at Migennes, going on to the Canal de Bourgogne.
Auxerre cathedral is always imposing, as we approach the town.
Inside, it is noted for its height.
Also for all the stained glass, particularly that which surrounds the whole chancel.
However, this one of Joan of Arc, on one of the side windows, is much more modern.
Auxerre is an attractive town, with many old timbered buildings.
The clock bridge is another memorable building.
Our flowers have been better this year and here they are enhancing the cathedral, as we leave the town!
This section of the river Yonne is very pleasant in good weather.
Leaving the river Yonne at Migennes, to join the canal de Bourgogne. We found Mick above the lock, and caught up on the misdeeds of Meg and Billy!