Hash #377 held on 15th December 2002
See photos taken
at this Hash
Patrice & Pratima
Baie du Cap
Ray & Lorraine Davis from Melbourne
Tasha Smith from Auckland
Sara Carey from Mauritius
Tom Swingler also from New Zealand (Back after about 6 years)
The first big challenge was to brave the rain storm which covered
much of the island until 9:30. The next challenge was to find the
hash site. We were quietly following 'hash' signs until we arrived
at 2 pointing in different directions. From there on, no more signs
! Just muddy trails.
By sheer coincidence, several of us met at the top of a hill where
we had a discussion. Alan decided to go on a recce. trip (on foot)
to see if he could smell out the hares. No luck.
We then decided "to heck with the Hash. Let's go and find the
hunting lodge and relax".
We found it but the gate was locked. Edwina suddenly arrived with
the key and we all parked in the lodge car park. Nice spot with
a pretty water fall.
Guess what. It turned out to be the meeting place! The hares arrived
at about 11am.
Since the heavy rain had washed all the flour away, Patrice took
us on a personally guided tour of the hunting ground. Very nice
if a little hilly! With a temperature of about 35 degrees and humidity
of 99.9% you can imagine that we were all sweating a little. The
brave ones jumped into a muddy pool under the picturesque water
fall. The rest of us just stayed smelly. The beer was cool and the
The hare and Alan decided to entertain us with a re-enactment
of the dramatic voyage of Mathew Flinders back in 1803 and his landing
in Mauritius, which took place near this site.
Phil & Rey represented Australians waving good-by to their great
discoverer, Mike Burman represented Mathew Flinders, Gilbert Ferriere
represented Governor Deacan, Ella Nimmo took on the demanding role
of Flinder's abandoned wife in England.
All very good so far, the only problem was that there was no action
or dialogue ! The show ended to a round of bewildered but enthusiastic
Smelly Blue T Shirt:
Merete has now taken it to Europe for a holiday !
No kids in attendance today (only big children)
A big Thanks to Vidya for her now famous fish vindaye and whole,
(If the vindaye doesn't get you, the chillies will !)
1. We are holding a "Hash Bash" at MUG on 28th
December at 1900hrs. Rs 100 each which includes a good quantity
of beer, BBQ food and disco music. Cash bar for all other drinks.
Keep the date free! You can (should)
buy your tickets from Abdul at MUG as soon as possible.
2. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money)
on glass bottles (beer, softies)! Please do not throw them
away with the rubbish.
3. The next hash will be deferred for a week in anticipation
of headaches on the 29th !
Hash dates as follows:
23rd February and every 2 weeks thereafter as usual.
Scribe, Phil Wright (with additions by Bob) - On On !!!
Date: 5th January 2003.
Venue: Le Goulet
Food: Fazila and Mike
Directions to next Hash to be held at 10 am on 5th January
Next Hash planned for Le Goulet
Those coming from the North, at Calebasses roundabout, proceed
For those from the south, there is a new access road bypassing
village towards Arsenal after Terre Rouge roundabout.
At Arsenal, take Le Goulet road. About one kilometre after Petit
village, is the access to the parking for the run.
Colbert & Geeta "Tinkerbel" Gopal
|Hare Line + Trailmasters:
|| Alan "Strong on"
Grihault & Charlie "Scrungebucket" Scrimgeour
||John "Big John" Maddock
||Robert "Blob" Latimer
|Religious Adv/Sex Councillor:
|| Alan "Strong
on" Grihault; deputy Eric "Hot-dog" Maard
||Dave "Shorty" Colbert
||Pieter "Long Zip"
||Tom & Geeta "Tinkerbel"
|Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids:
||Bob & Jackie "J & B"
|| Juliette "Snow White"
||Sara "Coffee mate" Grihault
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