20th May 2018
Hares: Mr. T, Boozer, Secs, Gordon
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom
Report: Chom Chom
This week, a local trail at Small Mountain was arranged and after assembling at Hon Ru Ri, we all made our way to Hem 66 Tran Phu for the start of the trail. For a local trail, we had a surprising 38 Hashers keen and excited as always.
After getting a small introduction of today’s circular trail from Boozer, we walked back along Tran Phu Street to Coffee O Cap and made a sharp right u-turn to start the journey up to the mountain. After a few sets of steps our first pagoda, Chua Hai Van, was reached and provided the first selfie/photo opportunity.
After several more steps of varying quality we eventually hit a road and we continued walking on an easier, flatter terrain. Before long most of us were greeted by Mr. T directing us up some more steep steps to our next pagoda. This provided a welcome break for many of us as we were instructed to wait for the remaining hashers to arrive so we would all regroup once again.
From here we continued our climb of the mountain, this time through the wooded and undergrowth. The first part of the trail that was getting a bit awkward for those wearing inappropriate footwear! After quite a tough climb we eventually hit the mountain road and were greeted by a group of Vietnamese picnickers who kindly offered beer and fruit. We turned right onto the road and continued an easy stroll over the newly laid tarmac.
We then turned off the mountain road and ventured down a woodland path to discover the third and final pagoda on this trail. From here the descend was beginning – a large set of steps taking us back down, unfortunately not quite to the bottom. We took a detour from the steps and headed back into the woods. This part was familiar to many as this was our only escape back to Tran Phu Street. After one final set of steps, we arrived on Tran Phu, turned right passed Uno Coffee Shop, carried on briefly and shortly arrived back at Hem 66 for the eagerly awaited San Miguel Beers, soft drinks and snacks.
Boozer called the circle and the routine of introducing our virgins, mocking our sinners and thanking our foodies took place.
Another good week for the Vung Tau International Hash. On On!
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