Hello, please be advised we are changing the start location for hash 9th September from Cranbrook education campus to just up the road to cranberry farm pub. If anyone wants to eat at the pub afterwards they may, please let us know and we will book a table.
Parking is available in the pub car park and we will run down to the campus just in case anyone doesn't realise.
The roast was already cooking at the Cranberry Farm by the time we arrived at 11am, and the smell from the extractor fan convinced a few of us that we definitely would be staying for lunch. Bullbait did a tour of the car park on arrival, apparently so he could park next to us! The hares warned us that there had been a fun run last weekend, which was marked in red, so they decided to mark the trail in "pinky-purple" - that'll make it absolutely clear then!The trail took us all around sunny Cranbrook, keeping to the open spaces mostly, and following some of the trail taken by last weeks Tour of Britain stage. The sweetie stop was not far from the railway station, and we thanked the hares for the many inspiration messages that they had taken time to write on the pavement for the second half of the trail, such as "Work Hard Dream Big and Never Give Up"!. Lots of loops, and lots of long-short splits - needed careful haring as we crossed the trail a couple of tim…
It was really cold this morning, and raining too. This was supposed to have been the trail in The Bitz's new patch, but they have yet to move. That's being saved up for the Autumn Gathering weekend! We welcomed Megaphone to the hash as a visitor.
Spocky explained that this was one of those trails where he was recce-ing and laying at the same time and that we were to expect a very long long, and another long that he'd given up on!
The trail took us north out of the village, across fields, roads and tracks. We found ourselves in a field of Christmas trees, or there was a good few of the Spocky-trademarked loops where he would appear like a "creepy old man" (Megaphone's quote) from the undergrowth. Somehow, by the time we'd got to the sweetie stop, we'd lost Tampa!
He's found his way home though and fines were awarded for nerd naming, late arrivals, and going the wrong way (the second time round - Bullbait)
Next week the hash is from Pynes Hil…