A gloriously sunny morning for the hash, with some extra excitement in the form of car park shenanigans. First Twin Peaks led me to the wrong car park, and then confused me by holding the map upside down. Thats how I remember it anyway. Then, there was a great amount of giggling as a small car (non hasher) appeared to want to ground itself on a tree root. With a bit of car park juggling, he managed to escape.
Woodpecker read out his pre-prepared speech, telling us that we would find the sweets at the sweetie stop, to follow the front runners, and that fish hooks had been used 'intelligently'.
He always does his best to find something soft underfoot, and today's trail was no exception. We took a route down to the lakes via an 'interesting' and not-often-used path, which involved slippery slopes and multiple instances of jumping over wet and smelly bogs. Tampa was one of the fallers!
There were a few long-shorts which kept the pack together well, and we headed u…
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…