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23 July 2017
LONG SON ISLAND - “Off the beaten track”
Hares: Mr. T, Secs, Faulty Brakes, Secs
Hash Flash: Mr Luc
This week 28 Hashers met at Hon Ru Ri to board the Hashmobile for our excursion to Long Son Island. We arrived at our destination under an ominous grey sky where Hares, Faulty Brakes and Mr. T, explained todays trail would take us off the beaten track in to the lush, green forest to climb the mountain, reminding us to pay close attention to the red tape as it would be easy to get lost. After descending we would follow the road 2km back to the down-down location.
So on-on we go, passed a graveyard and in to forest. The going was tough as we beat a path through thick undergrowth, abundant bamboo and climbed over large rocks. It was worth the effort to be afforded with a spectacular panorama of Vung Tau, giving us a great perspective of our local stomping ground, Big and Small Mountain. Upon our descent the heavens opened and we trudged down the mountain and along the road in pouring rain.
Bedraggled, grazed and tired, the Hashers arrived back at the down-down point where FRBs, Radio Wave and Short Wave, had the eskies laid out, ready for us to quench our thirst with ice cold San Miguel beer.
Thankfully the rain subsided as Ringmaster Basil called to order the Circle. Returnee Radio Wave was keen to rate the trail giving a maximum score of 10/10, saying that it was good to come back to Long Son Island and he enjoyed the trail and the weather. We then welcomed three virgin Hashers, juniors Nan, Hung and Tram from Bien Hoa province. Next up were returnees Radio Wave and his daughter Short Wave who explained they hadn’t been on the Hash for 4 months due to focusing on Short Wave’s education and exams. It was also time to assign a Hash name for Ms. Van after a few suggestions she decided that "Iris" would be her Hash Name.
Finally Radio Wave nominated Hope Solo and her niece, Tram, to enter the Circle as Sinners. An unusual sin, instead of inappropriate footwear, or new shoes, this sin was for having no shoes! Poor Tram broke one of her shoes on the mountain, so she discarded both shoes and continued in her socks. A true Hasher - we admire her determination.
Next week’s run will be on Small Mountain, watch the NEXT RUN box for updates though the week.
We’ll meet again on Sunday, as always, at Hon Ru Ri: 2 pm for 2.30 pm start - in any weather!
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