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, 16 January 2014
Shannon had great fun on Christmas day and soon got the hang of opening presents.
We have had no snow in Enniskillen at all, and the weather at Christmas was kind to us. Here Andy and Shannon are by the slipway at the Round "O".
At New Year, we were in Cashelnadrae again, with Janet and Maurice. We had a great time.
On the beach at Rossnowlagh, the cliffs are quite impressive. It was a glorious sunny day on January 2nd.
This beach is over a mile long, on the Atlantic Ocean. We did not walk the full length of it this time!
Shannon liked to lie beside the Christmas tree, while we were playing games at the table.
Next day we went to walk round the Rosheen. The weather could definitely be described as "bracing".