4 AUGUST 2019
Hares: Boozer, Chook
Hash Flasher: Chom Chom
Report: Faulty Brakes
Now with our 900th run and party behind us we headed into the first of our ninth century of upcoming trails. Next week we head for Nam Cat Tien for our first overnight run of 2019 and we appeal to all our hashers to be on time, 7.30am at Uno Coffee or whatever location you have chosen.
SO DONT BE LATE..THE BUS WON'T WAIT.
After a morning of heavy showers, forty odd people arrived at Uno Coffee to register their interest in today’s trail. The trail chosen for hash 901 was the “Waterfall Trail” this trail we use a couple of times every year, an old reliable for the big mountain. The busy registration and the final collection for Nam Cat Tien was executed by Boozer and Cleaver while Mr T and Misty (who else) oversaw the sales of our new Hash T-Shirts. It was soon time to depart, everyone heading for the Bia Hoi on Le loi Street on bikes, motorcycles and cars for here we could leave our haversacks while we climbed the trail and today was to be an eskies free day.
Instructions were given to walk to Vi Ba, that is the mountain path which brings us to the top at Ho May Park. On-On proceeding up to Le Ngoc Han street until we reached the top of steps, some of us being a little breathless. It was time for the final instructions and as always, follow the red tape up the mountain and return back to the Bia Hoi. The ubiquitous Boozer on his motorbike was aided and abetted by trusty hare, Chook, who went ahead of the pack of hashers tying the red ribbons for the pursuing runners.This week’s Hash Flash was Chom Chom, an award winning photographer some years back with National Geographic and today was an excellent opportunity to record the wonderful views of Vung Tau’s marine vista from the Big Mountain.
For those who have not visited the Vi Ba recently today we witnessed the installation of the new concrete pathway replacing the old stony path. Going up past the coffee shops and reaching the red ribbons that signalled the descent across the lip of the mountain. Here all hashers crossed successfully and then returned to the Bia Hoi where we were greeted with ice cold beer and soft drinks for the children.
Later everyone was treated to a feast that was “fit for a King”. For all the thirsty hungry Hashers, chips, chicken, squid and spring rolls were provided and to be washed down with fresh beer. This week we forwent the traditional Down Down and to celebrate our latest acquisition to VTH3 equipment store, a microphone stand was produced to allow our resident crooner G-String to entertain us for the afternoon. Zidane who was in excellent voice accompanied him with hits from the 60’s that reminded some of us of our youth and everyone appeared to enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Bia Hoi.
It was time to call it a day, with no eskies to return to HQ, people drifted home and next week’s trip was on everyone’s mind while others continued the Sunday festivities at a different venue later. It was another excellent Sunday, the first of the 900 plus runs was over.
Now here’s to the next 99!! On On VTH3!!!
VTH3 #901 PHOTO GALLERY