Dodo 

Mauritius Hash House Harriers

Hash Trash 563 - Sunday 14 February 2010

 
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Walking Dodo

VENUE: Lapreneuse Beach, Black River

HARES: Dodocop and the camouflage girls

The hard core romantics stayed away whilst 43 not so romantics subjected themselves to a blazing and boiling run. 10.35!

The GM gathered his Harriers who by then had settled nicely & comfortably in the shady spot which lady Dodocop and the 'camouflage girls' had cleverly commandeered.
Balloons and Hearts + raffia strings delivered a clear message to other picnickers: NO NO!!

So, Runners to the left, Walkers to the right, we all set off for a short pleasant run- as was announced by our 'never to be trusted again' GM! The usual FRBs zoomed off along the beach only to be hailed back. Up the steps, down the steps, and out on the road to the right ... or so we thought! NO NO!

It was not ON ON! Back again on the beach, pass the ON ON and now to the right to follow in the walkers footsteps. Strangely though they had not left any!
A fair run on the beach led us to the residential area of Black River into a bushy mini-shortcut.
By then most of us were already sweating buckets and we hoped the bush would stretch On and On.
Alas no, once out of the bush, we were in for a long, long trek on the hot tarmac, uphill and downhill all the way back to the ON ON.
But it would appear that a certain Harrier missed the walkers sign and got stranded by the salt pans.
After waiting a wee while for walkers to catch up, but to no avail, the poor hot soul saw no option but to hitch a lift back to the ON ON! Who could that be? Was it Alan Redshirt? He was first in (surprise surprise)!

The second Harrier to appear was skimpy John. Gradually the rest of the groove returned all looking pooped and worse for wear.
Still, the shady On On overlooking Le Morne and Black River Peak and the inviting blue water of La Preneuse was all it took to make the hellish run fade into insignificance. Some of us could not help reminisce over the Round the Island Relay which we participated in a few years ago.

Gateaux piments, biscuits & cheese were on offer as gajacks, and of course lots of liquid helped further. Others could not resist the tempting blue water and donned their swimwear. So relaxing it was, we almost forgot the Circle.

HA HA!! A HASH is not a HASH without a Circle. So...

First Timers: None!

Second Timers: Samantha Dupasquier

Interlude: John and Jean took to the circle and gave us a demo of waltzing. It must have been the blind leading the blind, as Jean was flat on his back; or could it be that John purposely threw him down ... for a roll !

RA

The RA wished everybody Happy Valentine. He apologised on behalf of Captain Nimmo for abandoning ship. Sticking to Nimmo's trend and walking like Nimmo, RA subjected us to a joke which was something like this:
The Pope and his Chauffeur.
They were setting off on a holiday
Since they were alone, the Pope wanted to drive the Limousine
The Driver reluctantly caved in and allowed the Pope to take the wheel
The Pope got excited and started going faster and faster
Finally the Police stopped the car for speeding but were completely stunned to see the Pope driving.
When asked by his superiours who was the passenger
He answered: "I don't know !   Who could have the Pope as his chauffeur ?"

Now folks if I have missed the punch line, don't be surprised. I did !
Don't you remember RA collapsed with embarrassment? That was funnier!

Sinners:
Thierry Arekion: For appearing in Essentielle, a ladies' magazine and giving expert opinion about love.
Veronique Boulle: For being on the Front Page of Le Mauricien of the 8th.
It is worth mentioning that RA had kept her (rather dishevelled) photo in his Hash shorts all this time! Mr Boulle was none too pleased!

Back to GM:
HASH hostage: Sara G was made hostage for making phone calls to Snowhite.
Red Roses: Michael the lodger was chosen to be the HASH Valentino and presented all the ladies with red roses.

Thank You To:
" Everyone who provided gajacks
" Henriette (in absentia) for catering a scrumptious chicken Chop Suey - good choice for Kung Shee Fat Choy.
" Everyone who provided and helped with the decorations
" Last but not least to Didier (also in absentia) for helping GM with transport and for bringing the drinks after having partied all night!

Sermon:
GM said that we should all take a leaf from Didier's and Henriette's book and show dedication to the HASH.
We should all muck in and do our bit to help.

SEE YOU ALL IN TWO WEEKS.
Sara

  

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