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SMALL MOUNTAIN - "Two Peaks mystery tour"
Hares: Flying Finn, Faulty Brakes
Hash Flash: Tiger
We met each other at Hon Ru Ri as usual, and today is a fine day for Hashing: windy, sea breeze and a little sunshine. We welcomed 16 dedicated Hashers for today’s Mystery Trail, and regular Hasher Mother Teresa informed us her husband Terminator is staying at home due to accident.
Then, we all walk to Mr Ket coffee shop for our first Mystery Trail, while being observed by locals who are having noon picnics at the park.
As the Hares wait for all Hashers to arrive, we all go to the temple stairs for Chalk-Talk. Some Hashers are not a fan of steps but in the end we all go up the mountain to the newly built road from the military.
We follow the new road to the lighthouse trail, and Hash Virgin Danious curious about Vung Tau and took this chance to take many photos during this trip.
We continue climbing more stairs until we reach the lighthouse coffee shop where we surprised to see many people in the shop; it seems today is a busy day for the lighthouse as we saw many cars and motorbikes going up and down the mountain.
Further down the mountain, we don’t go the normal way to reach Mr Ket coffee, but traverse the mountainside to reach the 2nd Mystery Trail, to Jesus statue.
We follow the trail down to the road, but then we realise Hasher Mr Henry was nowhere behind, so we decided to give him a call and knowing that he arrive at our Down Down Hon Ru Ri floating restaurant.
We walk to Phan Chu Trinh street, then stopped by a Russian tourist in a restaurant who wanted to take some photos of Hashers, so Basil, Rajah, Tina and Danious pose for them.
At this point, we walk to Hem 220 at Hotel Duc Anh and up to the open space near the Jesus Statue. A very strong gusty wind kept blowing in the mountain direction, all the while cooling Hashers.
As we went up the mountain and looked down to Back Beach, the sea today is looking rough for swimming because of the wind.
We got a choice to go up the Jesus Statue but Mother Teresa, Basil and Rajah took short cut to meet everyone under the statue and all go down to the gate and took a “Hash Mobile” to our Down Down.
We reach our Down Down but find that we are missing Tina and Danious, but Mother Teresa tell us that they had gone back home.
We get many food provided by Hon Ru Ri restaurant, and almond jelly provided by a Vietnamese shop owner and Mother Teresa loves it, and of course our sponsor San Miguel's beer with ice in the eskies!
We start the Circle, and SamSon nominated Mr Henry for rating the trail, even though he finished early. The trail was challenging for the long trip, so he wished to give them 9/10 but when he know the Hares will be leaving back to their countries, he added 1 more point to make it 10/10!
We have Danious as the Hash Virgin, but he went back with his mom, Tina. We welcomed returnee Shaky who only missed 2 weeks of Hashing, but Henry missed more than 6 Hashes.
Sinners Henry for new shoes; and Basil, Mother Teresa and Rajah for taking the short cut: down downs for them!
And now special announcement that Hares Faulty Brakes and Flying Finn will leave the Hash for some time to go back to their countries but will return soon; we all appreciate their help this year, and we got some small gifts for them.
Faulty Brakes and Flying Finn also wished Terminator to get well soon, so they gave some “gifts” for Mother Teresa to bring home to him.
We got no news yet about next week trail, but will put it on the website NEXT RUN box soon, so don’t forget to check it out later this week (STOP PRESS: The proposed "Seaview to the Sea" trail has now been replaced by Minh Dam Secret Zone - apologies for any confusion!).
And now we need more volunteers to help set trails within VTH3 "2 pm start territory" (bordered by the northern beaches, Long Son Island, Nui Dinh and Long Hai/Minh Dam). If interested, contact Basil via email@example.com email, the Contact VTH3 page on this website, or at registration any Sunday.
In the meantime, we’ll meet next Sunday as usual, 2 pm for 2.30 pm start, at Hon Ru Ri floating restaurant aka Sao Bien 4 (see website home page for details).