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SAND DUNES & BEACH - and a Hallowe'en Dinner Party!
Hares: Perro Caliente, Suction Cup
Hash Flash: Dr Who
Hallowe'en Dinner MC: SamSon
Hallowe'en Dinner Hash Flash: Dr Who
We all met at Hon Ru Ri coffee shop at 14:00. A lot of Hashers were excited about tonight's Halloween Party, so many stayed at home to prepare costumes and we welcomed "only" 26 Hashers for the trail (but 59 for the dinner!).
We hopped on the “Hashmobile” and headed to Seaview Apartments to pick up Terminator’s family; while SamSon made preparations for the dinner, including a "who's who" and "who did what" slideshow, with the help of the Restaurant Director.
We arrived at our starting point, the familiar beach area next to a fishing village at the end of a new road; then we listened to Perro Caliente’s Chalk-Talk, including a reminder for Hashers to follow the shredded paper (more suitable for today's terrain than our usual red eco-tape).
We headed down to the tall grass area, then an open farm area, as the locals observed Hashers passing by while doing their farm work. We went up the 'mountainous' sand dunes, and headed to a somewhat familiar sand trail. Some Hashers are trying to remember the previous trail in the same area - and Hope Solo and Kojak turn the wrong way, but they heard Basil's “On-On” shout and turned back the right way.
We came out of the undergrowth to the beach area where strong gusts of wind blew sand over the markers, so Suction Cup waited for Basil's group and we all went along the beach until we find more markings to the open field area.
Suction Cup dashed ahead to look after other Hashers while Basil's group arrived later and did not see the markers. When shouting didn't help, he whipped out the "safety whistle" and they met up again with Suction Cup.
After we passed a field with lots of cows eating and resting in the middle of our trail, we found co-Hare Perro and he told us the trail hasn’t yet finished: we still need to go around the "mountains" of sand dunes, and head back to the point where they met Basil's group. Then we continue to the place where the bus is waiting.
As we went around, Hope Solo decided to follow her son Messi short-cutting to the bus rather than continue on the trail which was now very muddy, and we continued further to a flooded area blocking our way - so that's where we take off our shoes!
We took the long way through the field and then headed back to the trail again, and we finally reached the road where the bus is waiting for us with our ice cold San Miguel beer, water and softies.
We all then realize Hope Solo and Messi aren’t at the Down Down yet, but they show up a few minutes later. She told us she didn’t see the markers and headed out to the main road, then asked a local the way to our Down Down near the Le Quy Don University that the local knew.
After the team photo, Ringmaster Basil welcomed everyone and invited Hares Perro Caliente and Suction Cup into the Circle, and veteran Hasher Faulty Brakes volunteered to rate the trail.
"The trail was brilliant, with lots of different ways to go, and the weather is perfect" so it was awarded 11/10, but Lady D deducted 1 point for the Muddy challenge - making the final score 10/10.
Then we welcomed 4 Hash Virgins: Mr Ong and Mr Kieu, who were introduced by a friend who unfortunately couldn't join us today; then Mr Thang introduced by Mr Toan, and Mr Toan who was introduced by Mr Smiley! Mr Toan said he knew about the Hash 20 years ago but never joined because of his work, so today is his first time joining the Hash, and all 4 love it!
Then Sinners: Lady D was charged for complaining about the Muddy challenge, and Hope Solo and Ice Water for clean shoes, and Hope Solo also for taking short cut and avoiding the Muddy challenge - so Down Down for 3 lovely Ladies!
And finally a quick reminder that we shall meet again in Hon Ru Ri tonight for a Hallowe'en Dinner Party and lots of photos (see below).
Announcement for next week was that it will be a local trail, with details appearing in our website’s NEXT RUN box when confirmed, so check it often.
We’ll meet again on Sunday, as usual, at Hon Ru Ri: 2 pm for 2.30 pm start – in any weather!
VTH3 2016 HALLOWE'EN DINNER @ HON RU RI > > >
WITH ALL JNR HASHERS IN EQUAL FIRST PLACE AND AN EQUAL SHARE OF THE CANDIES!