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Sunday, 24 November 2013
NUI DINH LAKE
Duty Beermeister Faulty Brakes, ably assisted by Mr Gopi, organised our after-run refreshments courtesy of generous sponsor San Miguel and, before you could say ‘Llanfair PG’ (google it), or anything else for that matter... we were under way.
Arriving at Nui Dinh, the usual run briefing was held and then everyone dashed headlong down a rough dirt road not knowing what was ahead - but nonetheless determined to enjoy it.
Once past the lake, the fun and hard work began. UXO led the way as we turned off the dirt road and into another world.
With streams criss-crossing the trail, and unyielding bamboo often barring the way through a rich canopy of greenery - not to mention hills and boulders to climb - this was a "nature trail" by any assessment!
Through it all, our enthusiastic Hashers were kept on track by the familiar red eco-tape that marked the path to the summit. It was difficult to think that it could get any better - but it did! After struggling up the last hill and emerging into the open, the views were simply stunning: we found ourselves surrounded by mountain peaks glistening in the afternoon sunshine!
Returning along the ridge road, which in places resembled a rocky ski slalom, one of our over-eager runners executed a spectacular and extremely acrobatic ‘Half Pike with Twist’ - but it was generously passed off as "merely a stumble"!
The trail was overwhelmingly rated ‘The Best, The Best, The Best’, with an amazing score of "900 out of 10"! Thanks must go to Hare Son for setting this trail some days earlier with RW.
Joining in the after-run fun - and it was fun - we welcomed back Miss Vanessa and the accompanying glow of Malaysian sunshine. And who could forget the sheer delight shown by Hash Virgin Co Mia upon finishing her very first run with VTH3! We also welcomed two 'new names': Sparky and the infamous Dracula (seriously!).
Closing a wonderful day, we returned to OSB1 with the usual vocal accompaniment, and the knowledge that next week's outing will be on picturesque Long Son island. Don't miss the bus - only the first 45 to register next Sunday will be guaranteed a seat, so BE EARLY!
With Christmas just around the corner, we're handing out envelopes for donations to buy some gifts for our annual "Santa Hash" visit to a local orphanage. Please give generously - let's do our best to make sure these disadvantaged children have a wonderful Christmas!
Report by Rowdy Water. Additional photos thanks to Demin Vladislav.