JANUARY 10 2021
Hares: Anagram, Bull Ant, Chippy
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs
Ringmaster: Chom Chom
Report: Bull Ant
Another Sunday and another great Hash run. This week it was run number 967 where Hares Chippy, Anagram and Bull Ant, at the request of some of our local members, had set a trail around Small Mountain. So, while Zidane and Bull Ant handled the cash, others loaded the truck with the usual supplies of beer, water, soft drink, fruit and banh mi, and then it was time for the 50 odd Hashers to jump on scooters and push bikes and head to Valley Beach, our starting point for this week.
Once everyone was gathered at Valley Beach, Bull Ant gave some vague instructions and it was on on. From Valley Beach, we headed along the road towards the iconic Jesus statue and proceeded up the steps. After a short climb it was time to turn right and head across the quarry. The next kilometre would showcase why this area was requested for this week's trail. With wild flowers everywhere in bloom, selfies were the order of the day. This was an opportunity to witness Vung Tau's own Cherry Blossom season. From here we headed up the mountain and across the steps leading to Jesus and continued on around Small Mountain. Whilst the trail was fairly well marked with red ribbons, there was a minor oversight. At a fork in the path, some old ribbons were left intact branching off in the wrong direction. Unfortunately, some of the front runners followed the old ribbons but in the end were to benefit by walking an extra two kilometres. Once everyone was back on track, it was time to make our way down. With steps leading down through a very nice and newish temple complex, opportunities for more selfies were presented. Back on Ha Long, we would then make our way along the beach to our down down at Valley Beach.
As most Hashers made it back safely it was party time! Music playing, beer flowing, and an abundance of fruit and banh mi, the down down was in full swing. With Chom Chom as MC and photographer, the mandatory photo was taken and the circle formed. The Hares trail was rated, virgins welcomed, and sinners punished. All too quickly the time had come to pack up and head back to Tommy's for some, or to head home for others.
With the excuse of having to unload eskies back at Tommy's, the usual down down down was on for the die hards. Once again spoilt with live music by the Perfect Jive Duo, Randy's tasty pizza's and ice-cold beer, it was the perfect end to another great day.
Thank you one and all for the great time had!
RUN 967 GALLERY