Hash #381 held on 23rd February 2003
Jackie & Bob
Virgins: Liam and Brid - Irish, living in England, on holiday
Second Timers: Doreen from Phoenix Breweries.
Returners: I don't recall anyone coming back. Hard luck
Hare Front and Centre: "Mo fatigueee" was the welcoming line from
Lord Russell, our dear Hare for the day. Apparently he and Lady
Russell had been at it from the early hours, slaving away, going
up and down and round to make it worth our while leaving our beds
early on a Sunday morning.
We left the bald patch (On On site) so carefully carved out of the
grass by the hares, in the sweltering heat, well imbued with sunblock.
We had a hill start through the affluent streets of Floreal, three
quarters of the way up to the crater, before disappearing, for a
while in virgin forest and down to Vacoas (almost). It was nice
to see how the other half lives. As the GM quite rightly remarked
"Now we know where all the money from MCB went !"
Back to the run. Well since Lord Russell found out what "shiggy"
meant, he made sure there was plenty of it. Ouf! Going up those
hills were not so easy. Luckily we had the tall grass to pull ourselves
Some clever tog had the wild imagination of carrying a brollie on
the run. Came in handy when negotiating those Shiggy hills, up and
down. Our sojourn in the wild was a pleasant experience. We welcomed
the coolness and shelter it offered. No need to mention the relief
brought by the beer stop, for those who drink beer and were lucky
to be among the first 12 to reach it.
On leaving the forest we were led back home through yet another
hill. Some tongues were hanging by then.
Luckily the On On was just looming in the corner! Home sweet Home!
Everyone was pleased to be Home and pleased to have made the effort
of coming to the Hash. There was a good crowd and a convivial atmosphere
all round. Thank you Lord and Lady Russell for another well planned
trail. When is your next one?!
RA's Down's Down's: Theme - War
Andy for looking like a squaddy (private) with a new hair style.
Pieter for bringing a war element to the Hash in the form of a simulated
landmine. i.e. dog's poo!
Anand for sporting the symbolic colour for Cowardice in war…….Yellow.
Eric for being a spy, whispering sweet nothings into the RA's ear
about somebody's birthday.
Ray was NOT given a down-down as he was not worthy, after failing
his leadership duties in SAS practice the previous week.
Jackie for displaying courage at this same SAS training and was
awarded the Hash VC: a downy.
Smelly Blue T Shirt:
Pratima elected squaddy to wear the T shirt, for his skinhead impersonation.
No objection. He went down on his knees in front of her and even
asked for more!
Children's Award: Forever missing..
Many, many thanks to Geeta and Tom for those succulent roast chickens
Scribe: CoffeeMate OnOn!
1. Inter Hash will be held in Mombassa in May 2003. See our
"News" page for details
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. St Geroge's Ball will be held on
April 26th. See news item
Directions to next Hash to be held at 10 am on 9th March
Hares: Alan & Andy
Food: Alan & Sara
Pointe aux Cannoniers - British High Commission Beach House
Comming from the South.
Take the Motorway North from Port Louis. Exit Motorway at the roundabout
for Arsenal & Triolet.
Once you arrive at the traffic lights in the centre of Arsenal fork
left and head on to Triolet.
Drive all the way through Triolet.
Once through Triolet drive on for approximately 2.5K you will arrive
at a left turn clearly sign posted Mt Choisy and Pointe aux Cannoniers
Take this road (without turning off) all the way until you reach
the roundabout at Pointe aux Cannoniers. The first Hash sign will
be placed here.
Take the left fork at the roundabout passing Club Med & Le Cannoniers
Hotels. Eventually the road will bend sharply right (2nd Hash Sign).
Follow the road round for about another 1K following other Hash
For those coming from the north, take the coast road from
Grand Baie to Pointe aux Cannoniers.
When you reach the Pointe aux Cannoniers roundabout turn right and
follow as paragraph above. Food (BBQ) will be provided by Alan &
Sarah, Alan will helping me set the Hash, as it is my first set.
Bring swimwear for the beach.
"Shorty" Colbert & Geeta "Tinkerbel"
|Hare Line + Trailmasters:
|| Alan "Strong
on" Grihault & Charlie "Scrungebucket" Scrimgeour
"Strong on" Grihault; deputy Eric "Hot-dog"
||Tom & Geeta
|Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids:
||Bob & Jackie
"J & B" Russell
Russell( www.bob-russell.net )