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, 16 November 2013
Shannon loves to stand and look out while we are sailing. There are so many interesting smells!
It needs a steady hand for this, with our homemade marl stick to help.
A tranquil sunset at the Ardhowen Theatre mooring.
Even though it is now early November, the trees are hardly changing colour at Castle Coole at all. The weather has been so mild.
There are fewer craft about now but it is not often that both Broadmeadow and the Regal Pass moorings are devoid of boats.
Shannon has found a new place from which to watch the cooking. She is a great helper in the galley.
Back to the signwriting for the final shading! It is amazing how this brings the letters to life. The tracing above is to remind me where light and dark colours go, below each letter.
At last the signwriting is complete.