JANUARY 31 2021
MONKEY ISLAND - CẦN GIỜ
Hares: Bull Ant, Chippy, Chom Chom, Secs
Hash Flashers: Chom Chom, Secs, Uncle
Ringmaster: Chom Chom
A much earlier start than normal for this week’s ‘all dayer’ at Can Gio began with 9.30am rego at Tommy’s, with Mr T and Anagram doing the honours.
Eskies loaded, our next stop was the new ferry terminal at 126 Tran Phu (near the ‘fishing village’ seafood restaurants on the western side of Big Mtn), collect our tickets from ‘Hare extraordinaire’ Chippy, board the ferry and “On On” to today’s new adventure!
We offloaded at Can Gio terminal after a short but pleasant trip, and soon found the local nuoc mia stall while waiting for today’s Hashmobile to arrive from Saigon. And then it was “On On” again–this time to the aptly named Monkey Island Rung Sac war zone with its crocodiles, war relics, mangroves, and hordes of mischievous monkeys that quickly left at least three Hashers without sunglasses!
The trail was long, but very interesting and easy enough to follow–a nice, relaxed afternoon in the shady forest park!
Several hours later, a happy, weary and hungry bunch of Hashers climbed aboard the distinctive red chariot, bound for the beachside Down Down area which had been selected by the Hares.
An amazing array of food and drink quickly appeared–with chicken, sausage rolls (pies?), banh mi(!), many kinds of fruit and ice cold drinks to satisfy even the hungriest and thirstiest Hashers! And then Chippy unveiled not one but two birthday cakes for Bull Ant, despite his denials of reaching the grand old age of 47! (which is only 16 in Hash years, anyway…).
Team photo by Chom Chom and Circle Up–the superlative efforts of Hares Chippy, Secs, Bull Ant and Chom Chom were appropriately rewarded with several scores over 10 and a round of applause by their happy colleagues!
Ringmaster Chom Chom welcomed one delightful family of Hash Virgins and returnee Uncle, but no sinners this week, despite Zidane having spent the entire day in flip flops!
Then it was back to the ferry and arguably the highlight of the day with a calm sea, cool breeze, reddening sky, music box playing ‘golden oldies’ and lots of happy Hashers helping to empty the eskies while dancing around the huge open top deck–a fabulous end to the day for most, with the ‘hard core’ returning to Tommy’s to help unload, drink a few more, tell lies, and appreciate the music from an excellent blues group. What a day!
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ADDITIONAL PHOTOS FROM UNCLE