6 OCTOBER 2019
NUI DINH - "Where do we begin??"
Hares: Faulty Brakes
Hash Flasher: Murph Diver
Report: Faulty Brakes
There is never a situation so dire that a Policeman or a Politician can’t make worse, we can now add the Highway constructor to this equation.The start of this week’s run was severely curtailed when the beginning of our trail had simply vanished. Hundreds of tons of rock and soil had been removed thus rendering the entrance to our well loved trail useless. Having arrived at the unopened highway we disembarked from our bus and proceeded to walk the 1.5 km to the beginning of the trail. The burning sun didn’t help as we feverishly searched for the beginning of our trail, eventually we heard the cry of ‘On On’ from Secs who had discovered the burning question of the hour, he had matched the trail with the GPS on his magic phone.
[Secs: Shout out to Double Two and Snail for assisting and to Perro Caliente for returning to pick up the rest of the Hashers baking in the hot sun]
The delay had taken its toll on our Hashers despite their enthusiasm, we eventually started our climb to road at Nui Dinh. This old tail epitomises all that’s good in Vung Tau Hashing with a 4.5 km climb to our destination, in deep forest climbing and descending over rocks and slope, bamboo thickets and eventually the crossing of the stream near the Nui Dinh road our temporary settlement for our Down Down.
It is said there is no such thing as bad publicity except of course if it’s your obituary notice, next Sunday we will be accompanied by the local TV station who will film a day in the life of VTH3’s Sunday excursion to the nearby mountains. We urge all our Hashers to arrive early and wear our new blue T-Shirt’s and, of course, REGISTERING in time is essential for us to conduct our plans for the day.
Sunday’s Australian football finals saw some of our regular Hashers miss today’s foray however we ended up with more than 50 hashers including many local families and their children, a full bus and everyone enjoyed their day in Nui Dinh. The registration at Uno Cafe earlier in the day we unfurled our new SAGOTA BANNER with a team photo of VTH3 .
SAGOTA time and Down Down! There were a lot of weary and contented hashers ready to enjoy this week’s Ban Mi and refreshments and wind down after our earlier exertions. The earlier time lost in finding our trail had left us little time for our Ringmaster to perform. With darkness approaching it was soon time to clamber onboard on our juggernaut with our SAGOTA laden eskies and return to our headquarters in Cafe Uno. An interesting day by any standards, a successful day, a day that showed the mettle of our humble Hash. We do it all again next Sunday - be early!!
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