There I was waiting at Great Haywood Lock waiting to take a picture. Before I could get the picture I wanted a green boat arrived, Tumbarumba, on board Julie and Brian who I last met at Great Heywood two years ago. Before that I met them at Newbold Tunnel down on the North Oxford and then 7 years ago at Brentford Reading Abingdon Thrupp. Cassie’s Dream. I met Smiffy and TG on Islonian at Atherstone, Fazeley. Fradley. Rugeley, GH. I met James nb Marquis at Fradley then again at Stone. I see Sue and Vic on No Problem in Thrupp and Gary and Della on nb Muleless and Del & Al on Derwent 6, Festina Liente, The Hunters nb Beefur. Tony and Jackie on Timewarp often appear as I am on my way around the canals. I saw nb Chalkhill Blue on the T&M at Fradely Nev on Percy. Mort Bones will be a lunch date in Brum. Barbara and Terry on nb Hakuna Matata invited me to dinner at the bottom of Atherstone. Ann and Keith on OAKFIELD are often visited in and around Braunston. 5G show up from time to time. Christine and Les and Jaq on VALERIE. These people and many, many more are friends.
Time for a cuppa or a beer or even dinner. Its one of the joys of boating you just never know who is around the next corner.
This is my Continuous Cruiser Community. We meet every so often be it days, weeks, months, or even years. As CCers this is what we like. To suggest that CRT are in any way trying to break up CCer communities is absolutely farcical. To do that they would have to catch us all together first and that never happens.
CCers move. We have a great life and enjoy our lives meeting old and new friends on our journey. If you want to stay where your ‘community’ is then you are not a CCer by any stretch of the imagination.To suggest you are is disrespectful to the rest of us. If you don’t move around then you are a Continuous Avoider. Live with that and stop fecking up every one else who will play by the rules.
And as for Regional CCers Pah!