15th July 2018
Long Hai - "Monkey Pagoda Minh Dam"
Hares: Mr. T, Secs, Zidane
Hash Flashers: Secs
A rainy Sunday afternoon didn’t deter our plucky Hashers from meeting at Hon Ru Ri and boarding the Hashmobile that will take us to Long Hai. This week we are revisiting the revered Monkey Pagoda trail which we haven’t been to for several months
Cagoules and ponchos at the ready we disembark at Trúc Lâm Monenstary and walk to the starting point where Hare, Zidane, delivers the chalk talk - we are to follow the steps into the jungle which will take us to a pagoda with plenty of selfie opportunities. After that continue along the path until we come to a formation of rocks with a natural tunnel, go through the tunnel and then follow the red ribbons until we will arrive at our down-down spot at Minh Dam Base car park.
And then its on-on we go! The going is pretty easy under the overcast sky and step by step we plod on up the mountain surrounded by lush greenery. Arriving at the quaint pagoda nestled in the side of the mountain we are not disappointed with the promised views looking out over the mountains. For here its a short walk to the rock formation and we apprehensively spelunk our way through the dark and dank crevice. Emerging safely from the otherside it’s a short walk to the car park at Minh Dam Base.
A veritable feast await us. Banh Mi, Ice Water’s doughnuts, Mother Teresa and Superteen’s hearty sandwichs, and fruit are served up and washed down with our favourite San Miguel. Thanks to all our foodies!
After a some hobnobbing it’s time for the obligatory team photo. Mother Teresa spots a magic flying broomstick and treats us to a demonstration of her Quidditch skills.
And now it's time for the Circle.
Stepping up to the plate this week we welcome Aqua as our Virgin Ring Mistress!
First up are the Hares, Zidane, Mr. T and Secs - a rating of 10/10 was given for the trail.
Next the Returnees, this week we have Miss Noo from Vietnam who has been living in HCMC and so couldn’t come to the Hash and then Miss Lan, who has been busy working on Sundays.
Aqua now calls for the Sinners and initially only Mother Teresa and Superteen are charged with taking a shortcut. But that’s not all, next we see Faulty Brakes and Buddha, followed by Mick, and then Twenty Three, and then Hope Solo and finally Athol for a total of eight egregious Sinners for a variety of nefarious acts. Down-downs for all!
Finally we are informed that it will be local trail next week and a reminder to Register for the Run by clicking the button in the weekly email.
We close the circle by applauding Aqua for doing an excellent job on her inaugural role as Ring Mistress and then board the Hashmobile back to Vung Tau and the party continues with disco lights and some block rockin’ beats courtesy of DJ Zidane.
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