NOVEMBER 1 2020
Hares: Bull Ant, Chippy, Secs, Mr. T
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs, Mr. T
Report: Faulty Brakes
Sunday morning, glorious sunshine and blue skies were the order for the day, this being the elixir along with another well marked trail in Long Hai to look forward to in the afternoon. Hashers gathered in Tommy’s Bar with Cleaver and Docker counting the beans and supplies of food and beer and soft drinks stashed on board the Hash coach.
Departure time 1.30 p.m. and we were off, weaving our way through the busy Vung Tau streets in glorious sunshine with a full bus heading for Long Hai. What could go wrong? Suddenly the skies went dark and when we reached the roundabout and turning right to Long Hai the skies opened with a torrential downpour. With visibility now down to fifty meters, a young lady with brightly colored hair got the driver of the bus to stop at a nearby shop, a consignment of raincoats were procured and that was the problem solved. It’s only in Vietnam can you do things like this at the drop of a hat. Fast forward 15 minutes and we are arriving at the starting point of today’s trail after ploughing through the floods of Long Hai town.
Still raining a little when the options of today’s trail were explained,1) A serious trek across the mountain; 2) A trek up and down the mountain and quick return to base; and 3) Hash (Lite) being a walk in local countryside for 60 minutes for those who just want to enjoy a walk.
Most people chose option 1 and it was “on on “on today’s odyssey, weather conditions made the trail a little easier because of the cooler temperatures however it was 2 hours before the first hashers started to arrive back at base having negotiated the trail and heavy showers of the afternoon. Bodies filtered back slowly to our Sheltered Base, wet, tired and happy to have completed this afternoon trail set by Secs, Mr. T, Chippy and Bull Ant the previous Friday.
The gourmet festival had commenced Banh Mi, Sushi (kindly supplied by Nha Ly) tins of chilled beers, water, fruit, and soft drinks were consumed with gusto as everyone appeared to welcome today’s fare. The obligatory pics were taken and as the light faded it was time to enter phase 3 of the afternoon, the return to Vung Tau on the Disco Bus complete with strobe lighting and this week’s “Vietnam’s Got Talent“ competition. Mr Vinh and Doyle vying with each other for this week's top prize and other notable entries with hits of the 80s, made this journey all the more pleasant while quaffing cold beers on route. Finally pulling into Tommy’s it was time to disembark, everyone contributed to the removal and storage of the eskies and time now for what has become the ”19th hole” to use a golf parlance. Music, further beers and Pizza, Karaoke, the ending of the perfect day sitting around the table in Tommy’s Bar while the rest of the world is coping with lockdowns and Covid 19, it is an understatement to say how lucky we are to be in Vietnam at this time. It is rumoured that other establishments in Vung Tau later that evening were visited by hashers, only rumours I hope. Watch out for Chom Choms Video on today’s outing - “on on”
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