JANUARY 24 2021
MINH DAM / LONG HAI
Hares: Anagram, Bull Ant, Mr. T Secs
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs, Mr. T
Ringmaster: Chom Chom
Report: Faulty Brakes
Run 969 the palindromic numbered Hash to the Eco Lodge in Long Hai began as usual at Tommy’s in Le Ngoc Hahn. Enthusiasts iced the beer and softies and stashed them aboard our bus for today’s journey to Minh Dam car park (incidentally named after 2 Freedom Fighters Minh and Dam). Rolling out of Vung Tau and stopping momentarily to pick up some hashers at Seaview we brought today’s complement of Hashers to 55.
Today’s trail of 6.5 km took us across the mountain top taking in various temples and breathtaking scenery of the Long Hai coastline.The trail was marked to perfection with numerous ribbons and extra markings when changes of direction were required and proved a winner to all who negotiated this tricky terrain. The weather was ideal for Hashing and a cool breeze preventing any overheating for enthusiastic hashers. Eventually when we came off the mountain, it was time to come down steps to the lower level, making our way through the labyrinth of houses, with dogs barking and pigs grunting, we weaved our way to the Grassy slope in the Eco Lodge to complete another stunning trail.
This was the perfect opportunity to relax and replenish any fluids lost on today’s trek, another first for VTH3 today the meat pasty introduced by Docker to replace the usual Banh mi, washed down with cold beer as we sat around on the grassy slope in this idyllic of surrounds and approval ratings were high for our now legendary gourmet fest.
Anthony also referred to as Chom Chom took control of the brief circle and welcomed newcomers (virgins), Chom Chom is the C.E.O ( Chief Executive Officer) of Chom boxes in Vung Tau and on a Monday night in The office Bar you can hear is dulcet tones as Quizmaster. He is also the undisputed king of online shopping, is there no end to this man's talent?
Today we celebrated the birthdays of Chippy and Jolly while details were scarce on the numbers we concluded it 21 plus tax and slices of birthday cake were distributed among hashers to complete the complement of meat pasties, fruit and drinks for today’s Down Down. We thank everyone who contributed to today’s enjoyment, the Hares who were given a perfect 10 out 10, catering Corp and everyone who helped to make the day so enjoyable.
The light began to fade in the Eco Lodge and it was soon time to board the bus and return but not before the catering trolly was deposited on board the bus, no pit stops just good music and quaffing of Saigon Green soon we were hurtling through Long Hai and over the long bridge and finally we reached Vung Tau.
The usual exercise of removing and storing the eskies took place, it was now time for the19th Hole with more music and fine dining. With everything stored and put to sleep we will repeat it all again next week.
RUN 969 GALLERY