Showing posts from June, 2019

Exminster - Bollards - 30th June 2019

Words by Speedy and Rocky this week. Hopefully Spocky has got a photo... there was no Happy Snapper and Stix stayed home cooking pizzas

Today it was hot and humid. We started in the back garden of the house and circled up, we then started by going around the field. On the field were 2 long short splits quite close together. As we exited the estate we came to another long short split in short succession. The longs went up and around and the shorts went direct to a check where it took a long time to find out which way the trail went and was eventually found. When the longs caught up the shorts were already having a sit down on a park bench while they waited for the longs to go past the fishhook which was numbered 8. The next thing that happened was the sweet stop, which was held in a play park where Spocky, Bullbait, Paperwork tried to impress the ladies by completing a kid balancing rope. Then it was almost straight back to the finish where we had two more long short splits before runn…

Sunday's trail... Pizza and beer - you bring the rest!

We'll provide pizza and beer, you provide the nibbles, salad and pudding!

See you in Exminster!

On on

Pynes Hill, Exeter - Total Eclipse - 23rd June 2019

Back to our usual little meeting point on Pynes Hill, where Tampa was doing his best to be a parking attendant - he could play that role more often he he arrived on time!  As it was Total Eclipse's virign lay, she  had asked for advice on trail laying on facebook - she was reminded of her less helpful responses at the opening circle!
The trail set off down Ludwell Lane, with a Long-Short straight away, with the Longs taking a path through the trees and fields running parallel to the lane. We headed up the field and then got a bit lost in the next one.  Finally Paperwork found a mark up on the ridge, but it might have been a bit of a short cut.  Up on the top, we found marks to the left and the right - probably because we approached the check by running a false in the wrong direction.  But we had picked up the trail and it had slowed us down, so job done!  Across a meadow and down to a second long short - the long took us to the road, across the brook and back along the other side.…

Autumn Gathering 2019

2019 Autumn Gathering...back to Cheddar for the 25-27th October

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Teignmouth - Wide Receiver - 16th June 2019

East Cliff car park is always busy on a Sunday morning.  And it was the same today - might have been the church-goers or might have been the life-saving club.  The added confusion of a no-cash "pay & display" machine was creating long queues. 

We were there by 10.20, but 20 mins later there wasn't a spot remaining.  Bullbait and I were quietly enjoying a glass of his home-brew before we noticed it was 10 past 11, and feared the the pack had left without us!  Thankfully this wasn't the case - and others were busy racing to to 'occupy' the car spaces for hashers who were still searching.  We welcomed the family of new-comers in the circle,  but we were  still not all-there... Tampa and Belltoll had left it just too late, and were still searching for spaces when the pack left the car park at about 11.15.  Soon after that, Woodpecker arrived after touring the car parks of Teignmouth with a faulty sat-nav!  All of them caught up eventually!

The trail took us p…

Mamhead - Woody - 9th June 2019

Lots of conversations about dogging as we gathered at the Obelisk.  We were all watching cars going round and round the car park - they seemed to be looking for something: the kids said they were looking for somewhere to park, but I knew what they were really on the look-out for...
The a big shriek of laughter from Xbitz and others when they spotted that families had come accidentally in matching colours: BB and CC (red); Spocky and X-bitz (cyan); Stix and Bollards (purple); Wide and Tight (blue)- see photo below. Clearly Woodpecker stands out on his own!
Spocky opened the circle, and we heard how Woody had been laying this trail for the past 5 days.
The trail set off past the coffee van and through the undergrowth.  Out into the open with some fantastic views across the rolling hills - with a fish hook so that some of us could enjoy it twice.  Then down through the trees again, with the first of two big drops at the bottom on to the main path.  A bit of checking at the gate of a fie…

Bampton - Boots in Puss - 2nd June 2019

A fantastic hash up the boot's!
We (the Bitz's) set off up North on Saturday to make sure we got there on time. This hash and BBQ was of course to celebrate little 'MissChief's 3rd birthday. A good turn out considering how far up North we were and even the sheriff arrived 50 minutes early! Circle was called and Boots gave his distructions! 2 and on, flat, 2 long short splits and a sweetie stop. 5.5 miles for the longs and 4 miles for the shorts. A shower here and there and lovely scenery to boot! Through Bampton and on home to the best cooked BBQ I have ever had! Chicken was great, sausages were amazing and the burgers were cooked to perfection!! After birthday cake and much mingling and couple of us enjoyed a little drive around in Booties little toy!
Onon till next week The Spockster