APRIL 17 2022
Hares: Mr. T, Chippy, Secs, Have-A-Chat
Hash Flashers: Secs, Chom Chom, Have-A-Chat
Ringmaster: Have-A-Chat, Chom Chom
Waking up on Sunday morning and going to the hash, the high point to my week, how sad am I? Well anyway, I arrived at Tommy’s before 1PM and started filling the eskies. Thinking that by now, I had mastered this task, big mistake; I worked enthusiastically until the arrival of Chom Chom.
Then reality claimed me as its first victim. Apparently, I knew nothing of the intricacies involved in calculating the ratio of hashers to drinks in eskies.
Fun fact, the calculating equation needs to account for many variables. We had to minus Faulty Brakes before plussing in a host of new virgins and returnees travelling on our bus this day. The mind ratted as we attempted to come up the correct ratios to this Oh so difficult sum. Inevitably, common sense won out as cautions were thrown to the wind and we decided to bring every can of alcohol from the store apart from the obvious Imperial Blue which has a taste far too sophisticated for the palette of us mere mortals.
The partnership of Jonny and Mr. T accounted for the finances, as the days dues were handed over and recorded. Then the sales team kicked in, as the store room doubled up as a changing room, as the run 1000 designer t-shirts started flying out of their boxes. All said and done, this was a very efficient start to our hash. The day's supplies were loaded onto the bus, followed shortly after by the hash runners. It was sad that a few people had to cancel at the last minute, but this was countered by the many new faces who filled bums on seats, so the bus was not full but far from empty with the final number of hashers recording itself at 32.
On On, the bus departed and headed for the mountain area of Nui Dinh, a place just beyond the city of Ba Ria. These mountains hold a special place for all those that climb to its peaks. They hide so many amazing trails, but hopefully some are still waiting to be discovered by the hares.
Secs announced the trail and with that the group moved out on the main trail. It was great to see that a Hash lite trail was employed on the day. This catered for hashers who prefer not to walk in the mixed terrain of the forests. The Hash light trail held its own challenges and so it was enjoyed by its participants. Camera’s, phones and pro-go’s recorded our path, as the trail led us up and then some further, as we travelled through forest and by road unit we all reached the helicopter point at the peak of Nui Dinh. Here there are many large rocks which when climbed deliver spectacular views from numerous vantage points. At this point the cameras went mad for a bit, as people challenged and expressed themselves by arranging themselves into some strange yet playful poses.
As we all followed the red tape to charter the descent, one youthful fellow did things a little backwards and ended up at the start rather than the finish, which did cause a minor drinking distraction.
However, level heads prevailed as the captain commandeered a bike and soon returned with the unphased youth no worse for wear.
So with distraction removed, it was once again time for the drinking and fun to resume. As traditions go young Doyle yet again produced another cake of his own creation, which contained marshmallow I think, along with a host of other sweet flavours. The circle was fast and efficient as we welcomed new virgins, who promised to return again soon as they all gave the day a 10/10, which was a ratio that we could all agree on. There were a few returnees who had not been seen for so long, most notably Ice Water and her elegant smile. We finished the day by leaving our footprints behind us, and some melting Ice which slowly watered the trees.
As we raced back to Vung Tau with our new memories installed, and the excitement that lay ahead for a night of Saigon Chill and pizza at Tommy’s Bar. The night at Tommy’s was most satisfactory, and as we ignored the musical entertainment and raffle draws we instead drank to good cheer and enjoyed the shared memories and stories from run 1004.
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