According to a boater in the london area, “the CRT are randomly picking up boaters in the London area for not being on a ‘genuine journey’ despite them moving every two weeks.
Well I am sorry for them, but you could move everyday and still not be on a genuine journey. Continuous Cruising is not about moving every two weeks, it’s about being on a ‘Continuous’ journey around the system, not up and down the Regents canal
They go on to say:- However CRT are also unable to tell them how far they need to move to be on a genuine journey (because they are actually not allowed to specify).
I don’t have a problem with that. If they are not allowed to tell you that’s fine, but if you want to know read the rules that you signed for. I take it you are claiming to be CCers.
Further more:- (snip), but I am worried those targeted will be those with local jobs and low incomes.
Well thinks I. The news papers will love that. The trouble is the papers will report what the london boaters say, they will not understand why they say it.
Let’s understand it if we can. If you need to be in one place for work, school etc you are NOT a Continuous Cruiser. You may have signed the Continuous Cruiser Declaration but you know in your own heart that was bullshit. You signed it probably because some other boater said “yeah you can do XYZ no one ever checks”. So what you are is a twat for listening to a chancer who will not be there where the shit hits the fan.
Don’t blame the system because it doesn’t work like you want it to. If you need to be in one place you can call your self a Continuous Avoider. Do not tarnish the name of the Genuine CCer.