18 February 2018
Hares: Mr. T, Boozer, Secs
Hash Flashers: Flying Finn
Report: Faulty Brakes
This weeks trail was number 826 from 432 Tran Phu to the school near the Haven was marked by Mr. T, Secs, and Boozer the previous Friday. The 35 eager hashers registered at Hon Ru Ri on a warm sunny afternoon in anticipation of the what lay ahead. Those with scooters were urged to drive ahead to the Haven Bar whilst a flotilla of taxis took the remaining Hashers to assemble there.The eskeys were deposited in the little seaside cafe beside the beach and then Boozer announced the plan of the trail for the afternoon.
We took taxis to Hem 432 and waited until everyone arrived.This was important when we remembered a previous cock up with this in the past when Hashers started from a different place.
Boozer, now on his scooter at this time, told us he would drive to the mountain to ensure no one missed the turn off point and he duly honored his word, in the afternoon he doubled as ambulance man bringing one unfortunate hashers who a tripped and needed medical attention to the local hospital as well as carrying some the less fitter hashers along the mountain path on his sturdy charger - is there no end to this man’s dedication to the cause?
The remaining Hashers walked from the base of the mountain up to path that straddles Big Mountain with breathtaking views of the Shipyard and Long Son island to the right in the distance and the South China Seas to our left. We eventually came to the school and we are in debt to Mountain Shrimp for pointing out this trail to us in the past. With the Tet festival in full flow and many local Vietnamese taking the opportunity to avail of a cool dip in the sea, beers and rolls, courtesy of that man again Boozer,and Mother Teresa were scoffed and washed down with the cool nectar of San Miguel. Now the time had come for the Down Down, it was Ring Time For Boozer to demonstrate his unique ability to conduct the circle ,with his ‘silly hat’ doubling as a sporran (an old Scottish term for a purse) and welcoming newcomers and returnees. This week we welcomed Koja k’s daughter from Norway to receive Her Hash Handle,having recently finished her medical studies and graduating as a doctor, Bac Si was attributed to her and we welcomed her on board the good ship VTH3.
Again we emphasized the need to book for the Coco beach trip as soon as possible for accommodation is running out very quickly, please heed this warning if you intend to partake in this trip to La Gi and Ta Cu Mountain. This venue was visited last week by the Mismanagement committee and it’s one of the most spectacular sights that Vietnam has to offer, visitors can take a cable car up to top of mountain and there is a pre-laid trail for hashers to negotiate.
With the Sun setting on the ocean and all the eskeys emptied, it was time to call a halt to another wonderful Sunday in the VTH3 calendar.
VTH3 #825 PHOTO GALLERY