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05 March 2017
NUI DINH - and another new trail!
Hares: Flying Finn, Skipper
Hash Flash: Mr Tu Anh
We all met again at Hon Ru Ri as today we run at Dinh Mountain again, and we received a few Hash Virgins and many Returnees.
We picked up Terminator family plus Aurora and a new Hash Virgin from Russia, and our Hash Flash Mr Tu Anh at the base of Dinh Mountain on his 5th run.
Our Hashmobile gracefully traversed to the top of Dinh Mountain to reach our destination, then we all got off to listen to Hare Flying Finn’s Chalk-Talk while also avoiding oncoming motorbikes.
Then “On-On” to the trail, and one Hash Virgin took this chance to take a photo with everyone and himself. We found the trail on the left of the road and then we realised the markers also have markings of the Mountain Bike club that we met last week.
We go across a small river and then into the deep jungle where some part of the hot sun is covered by tall trees and provided shade for the Hashers.
Then we came out of the forest and onto our familiar dirt road, and we followed the red tape to go up the hill and into the forest once again.
About 20 minutes walk into a familiar trail and for Blondie, her first time in this part of Dinh Mountain; we eventually came out of the forest to reach the lake coffee shop and some more photos at the piggery.
We finally came back to the bus where our ice cold San Miguels were waiting to reward Hashers for a good run, with snacks provided by Mother Teresa and Ice Water. We were also visited by the guard dog of a local farmer, curious of what Hashers are doing and what we are eating.
After some time, Ringmaster Basil donned the chain of office and started the team photo and then the Circle. After the welcome message, we invited Flying Finn and Skipper into the Circle and surprise Returnee Lady D volunteered to rate the trail.
She said she was tired after the trip from Australia but now felt energetic because she had been missing the Hashers and now she's back and on a new trail at Nui Dinh, so 10/10 to the Hares!
We welcomed Hash Virgins Anne and husband Arhu, and Mr Tapio, from Finland. They gave their first impression that it was a good exercise group, lots of things to see during the trip, and friendly Hashers. Last but not least, Terminator’s friend whose name we can’t pronounce (or spell!), gave us his comment with Russian-English translation by Blondie: “It was 12 years since I had worked in Vung Tau and now retired, had never known a friendly fun group with outdoor activities such as VTH3". Sadly, he will soon leave to Russia but promised to return one day, so he will see us again. Basil suggested he could join a Russia Hash but he said nothing can compare to VTH3!
We welcomed back our Returnees and we wanted to hear their excuses: Barry retired and went back to Australia but now here because “Holiday”; Lady D away only 2 months “to settle family business, but she missed us all so she return”; Tim gave a novel excuse that he has been depressed because of 2 words: “Donald Trump”; and lastly Ms Diep and her brother Mr Trinh because of “Working”.
Sinners next: 3 men, all from Finland - Skipper, Arhu and Tapio with their slippers, so each a cup of beer, and our today’s Hash Flash with a lens cup donated last week by Radio Wave. Down Downs for them all!
Announcement for next week that the Hares will be Terminator and Mother Teresa, with Blondie as Translator again. Big Mountain for next week's run, and thank you Mother Teresa (and Ice Water) for today's snacks.
And before we closed the Circle, Basil announced that we are still looking for t-shirt sponsors, and any design that you can contribute or a production factory that anyone knows, let Basil or Uncle know.
We’ll meet again next Sunday as usual at Hon Ru Ri, 2 pm for 2.30 pm start.
Apologies for image quality - they're unedited copies of copies
because we experienced some camera resolution issues!