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Jan 08, 2023 11:00AM
City of Exeter Hash, Joneys Cross, Woodbury Common, Howling Wilf
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City of Exeter H3
Nice to see that the Warren car park has had a bit of attention, with a nice new entrance. Just seems to have even less space now!
Our new GM got the pack together almost on time. He asked Speedy about the run number, Speedy didn't know, and then looked on his spreadsheet, and then gave him the wrong number. It's 1080 not 1079... Wide said that 1079 is Spockys favourite number, so was surprised he wasn't here. Now we know it was infact 1080, we understand why.
It was a trail of many loops, at least for the longs, and when Bollards went for a wee, she nearly washed out the fishhook on the trail on the way home. Previously Wide and I went for a Team Wee under an isolated, scraggy tree. We didn't cross streams and he accused me of staring at him (with my one eye winking...). The longs then followed the walking trail up to the sweetie stop, with the rest of the pack already arrived.
At the sweetie stop Albus got his head in the bag of marshmallows, with his owner, Wilf, seemingly unaware. That was down down contender number one
Shortly after the sweetie stop, there was a fishhook, with MadvMax declaring that he was the 5th there (fishhooks were for 4). He was still standing on the fishhook when the 4 returned from the back of the pack! That was down down contender no. 2 for not checking.
Then Speedy managed to be so engrossed with taking photos, he ran straight past the hare on the fishhook. He was contender number 3.
After the trail, we seemed to have lost Chardonnay and Mad Max, but they weren't far behind. Speedy took charge as the new sheriff, and named Chardonnay's offspring Bucks Fizz (because she was drinking orange juice), and Max and Wilf shared the down down
On on to next week, which is Speedys 18th birthday, and he wanted to lay the trail. It's from George V playing fields car park (the one in the village, not off Topsham Road). Anyone who wants to eat at the Tally Ho! afterwords, please let Speedy know.
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My first hash as GM
Tight and I arrived well before time, so had Spocky, Itzy and Son of a Bitz. They were having s chat to our hares, Zoot and Hotlips.
We struggled to get into the car park so I parked on the road, much to the Wife’s protest. Parking musical chairs had started!
As quick as cars left, they were replaced. Even a giant horse box wanted to play. Those of us who didn’t take part, were the winners. The loser was the driver of the SUV who reversed into the barrier and dented their car(not a hasher).
So off we went, following a familiar route but it changes thanks to the seasons, the colours were beautiful. The view over the Exe estuary was stunning as the air was so clear.
Winding through the woods off a long short spilt, the longs eventually rejoined the shorts.
3 of us on the longs, Captain Peacock, Humpty Dumpty and myself had a chat about the 10 tors that HD was training for. We crossed the road and passed shorts.
Daddy daycare was in full effect, Boots was wrangling Misschief and Wreaking Ball, Spocky looking after X-Bitz’s kids. Tit-Bitz and Tight were deep in conversation, Mad Max, Odd and Wobbly Bitz were enjoying the autumn colours.
After persuading CP to run through the puddles, we came to a last puddle before the sweetie stop. At the sides, 2 kids telling their Mum that they wanted to run through the puddle. Little did we know this was a Hasher who was late, the kids did jump in and Cheerio for the beerio joined us. Happy Snapper took obligatory photo. Howling Wilf then told us how he was struck by lightning!!! Who knew?!
After the ss we had 1 more long short split back to the car park.
Beers and crisps were had. Chats all around and we departed.
On On to next week at the Warren car park on Woodbury, not Dawlish Warren car park!!
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