Vol 11, #302 05 December 1999
The Mauritius Hash Trash
Welcome all the visiting and new Hashers...!! We hope to see you at the next one...??!!
Welcome back to "Hash Cash" &
Juliet... You both seem to have had a great holliday...??!!
A final sad farewell to Franz-Joseph... Thanks for all your help over the past two years... We will miss you... Come back for a holiday sometime...??
Thanks to Perry (we really must give him a Hash Name) "PHOTOSHOP"...?? and his team for the great FOOOOOOOD...!!
RAMBLING ON ON
A big turn out on Sunday for the Hash in the Pamplemousses gardens... A well set trail, set by our "RA"...??!! until he "LOST IT"...!! (I don't think he had enough flour) maybe the gardeners did sweep it up...?? (I believe in Santa Claus)...!!
RAMBLING ON & ON
As you are all aware, the traditional Christmas Bash will not take place as we cannot have the Mauritius Underwater Group Clubhouse there is a wedding reception on the Sunday following... So the next Hash will be a normal Sunday morning Hash...
See you all there... Dont worry I will set a good one...!!
Welcome to our first Ukrainian Hasher, Galina; also to Mauricette; Evelyne; and Volker. See you all at the next Hash.
Our two visitors made it back for their second Hash - 'Kleenex' and 'Kaspop' (I don't know either but this is how the name sounded) and also to 'Hope'.
Religious Adv/Sex Councillor
A Pope story, a gathering of Hashers - you had to be there really.
Car on a bit of wood Award became a Parking Award for Yves.
Happy Hashers Award
Supreme Cupid you didn't hand this over! I know Brigitte is away but you can't keep it.
Children's Award From Stephan to Harald.
Had to be Jan for the most impressive ensemble of matching socks and t'shirt.
Smelly Blue T Shirt
This was awarded to the very lucky Third Place winner, Jackie Russell.
The 'why does he have a bolt up his bum' Bunny went to Keith for being the last Hasher to arrive, again.
Prizes, Prizes, Prizes
Be afraid when the Hash starts handing out prizes as our lucky recipients found. The first three Hashers home were Tusia, Jean-Francois and Jackie (in that order). Prizes were -
1) Tusia - the opportunity to set the first Hash of 2000.
2) Jean-Francois - the opportunity to provide the food for the first Hash of 2000.
3) Jackie - the honour of winning the Smelly Blue!!!! Congratulations everyone!
Special Down Down
Hash Cash for new shoes even though he changed them before the Circle started. We don't forget these things!
Thank you for all that great food Tusia and Perry.
#303 The Christmas Hash, 1000 hrs, 19 December
Hares : The Supreme Beings
Directions: Come off the "Continent" round-a-bout and head towards Med-Point Clinic... Follow Hash signs to SMF RIFLE RANGE...
Special note for Mum's and Dad's
Santa will be visiting The Christmas Hash so if you would like him to give a present to your children, please bring one wrapped present for each child along to the Hash. Please limit the cost of each gift to Rs50.
Hash #304 - 02 January - Tusia Joseph
Hash #305 - 16 January - Yves Robert
Hash #306 - 30 January - Dagmar & Detlev
Hash #303, 19 December - Shelley & Mandy
Hash #304, 02 January - Jean-Francois
Our traditional Christmas Carol - print it out and bring it along to the Christmas Hash.
MAURITIUS HASH HOUSE HARRIERS
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
A DODO IN A PALM TREE.
ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
TWO SUPREME BEINGS, ETC
ON THE THIRD DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
THREE PINK PIGEONS, ETC
ON THE FOURTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
FOUR PLUCKED KESTRELS, ETC
ON THE FIFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
FIVE COLD BEERS, ETC
ON THE SIXTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
SIX BAGS OF FLOUR, ETC
ON THE SEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
SEVEN VIRGIN HASHERS, HA HA HA, ETC
ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
EIGHT HASHERS PUKING, ETC
ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
NINE EMPTY BOTTLES, ETC
ON THE TENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
TEN DRUNKEN HASHERS, ETC
ON THE ELEVENTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
ELEVEN HASHERS FARTING, ETC
ON THE FINAL DAY OF CHRISTMAS A HASHER SENT TO ME -
THIS STUPID SONG, ETC
Hash Trash of the Reunion Island Hash Trash
21 November 1999
Is it a hash record- 6.5 hours and 16 kilometres to complete the course? The twelve Hashers who went to Reunion to brave Curly Top’s trail claim it must be. Curly Top, our tour organizer, Hare, acting Hash Master, created a weekend of challenges which was enjoyed by all (at least that’s what we said after the pain had gone).
Before the Hash started he gave us a practice run- it all started with a seat checking exercise because he managed to get us on three different planes. Even more cunning was the back- check for the group of four Hashers who could only find three seats on the plane! The highlight of the Friday night pre-Hash practice was the timed mini Hash around Reunion’s Continent store. Here was heard the immortal Hash cry from Alan Oliphant - "Where’s the beer?" as he ran down the aisles. We still can’t explain how Chris and Jhotee managed to go in for drinking water and ended up with a fruit juice blender! - Chris claims his French still needs to improve!
On Saturday the Hare laid out a fantastic set of white marks all around the volcano. Just follow the white marks was the only instruction; and use the wimp’s trail if you want (this was up to the top and back again- only four hours). It had everything-false trails, back- check, pit stops, photo stops, lunch stops. Even had a box for 29- this we thought a bit unusual because there were only 12 of us; finally someone worked out it was a helipad landing site. Whilst you in Mauritius enjoyed the mud, we clambered over volcanic rocks, lava deserts and endured rain, fog, scorching sun and sulphur fumes. The trail around the craters was spectacular with some fissures still letting out steam. The sign of a good Hash is for the pack to arrive home close together- we managed to be home within 25 minutes of the leader- not bad for 6.5 hours of Hashing.
The Hash circle, after a quick vote of thanks at dinner, was postponed until Sunday when the group went sightseeing in the Salazie cirque. Here we found spectacular cliffs, waterfalls and forests (and many aching muscles). We ended with a communal down-down over a very liquid lunch in an appropriately- named town for how we were feeling- Hell—Bourg.
From all of us Hashers who enjoyed the Volcanic Hash - a very special THANK YOU to Curly Top for all the hard work, you really do deserve a down-down.
P.S. For all the gory details in pictures see the web-site over the next few weeks.
Supreme Beings: Latimer (6963815) & Kevin Murray (2835534)
Trailmaster: Lord Russell
Cellarmaster: Julie & John
Hash Horn: Yves "BoogieWoogie" Robert
Fashion Advisor: Sylvia
Religious Advisor/Sex Councillor: Leslie Nimno
Barbecue Bearer: David ‘Shortie’ Colbert
Ice Maiden: Dagmar Neubacher
Ha$h Ca$h: David ‘Shortie’ Colbert
Drinks for Wimps and Kids: Julie & John
Bangers and Hash: Reverse Alphabet
Hash Market: Bob Tumblety
Web Meister: Alan Oliphant
Edit-Hare: Wendy Austin (6257399)