Groucho wishes to thank everyone who came along to the barn dance and last week's hashes He says, "I was bowled over by the response; the words and the cards of kindness. I hope everyone had a good time!"
Hares URGENTLY required for 3rd and 24th September
(words by Speedy) Today's hash was in Hele just off the M5. As soon as we pulled up in our car we had found that Tampa had beaten us there and it was more than 20 minutes early. We had a serious disappointment when we found out the pub was not open; Before the hash had even started we had 2 surprises.
In the circle, we were told that it would be 4 to 5-mile trail and with thousands of long short splits. We started by going on a long split where we went over the train line and then back because of HA HA (so funny). Next by going under the M5 bridge where wide receiver decided to childishly shout, this echoed around the tunnel. We then went down to the local woods where we went down what felt like endless uphill paths and long short splits and checks we got to the sweet stop and had already gone 3.5miles (about 5km). When we were at the sweet stop we were greeted by Mo Farrah and Usain Bolt as well as lots of delicious cookies; 5 fo…
I've spent far too long editing the bl**dy photo below, so I'm not got to write many words! But today's trail was a r*n through the crowds of grockles. Starting from the car park, which is apparently known as 'inner' Dawlish Warren, the first hurdle was paying for parking. Who knows their registration number - not Twin Peaks clearly! Our hare was Wide Receiver who told us multiple times that there was a sweetie stop, and that it was 2 and on.
The trail took us up the path behind the 'outer' car park, along the cliff. There was a skateboarder, who according to Speedy is one of the student leaders at Dawlish Community College. Mouthful tried to jump on the back, and obviously frightened him because 2 minutes later he'd fallen off. He seemed to spend far too long on the floor, but got up once Bollards tried to sound sympathetic.
Then a split that confused all the longs, before back across thee railway line o…
[words by Bollards] The weather looked promising for a picnic at the start of
the hash. It was quite warm as we
circled up near the car park to receive our instructions from the hares. I can’t really explain where the trail went
as there were many twists and turns as we headed through the woods, but
fortunately it was well-marked. All I
can remember is that the first long was mainly up hill, until we re-joined the
shorts where it plateaued at the top and had a regroup.
We continued over the field, past some cows and back into
the woods where there was a strange horse and carriage that you could put your
head through to have your photograph taken.
No-one did. We were all too busy
checking. On we went until we found a
checkback which seemed to indicate that we should head into a quarry, but there
was actually a narrow path next to it and we climbed up through the undergrowth
to the path at the top. Not long after
there was a sweetie stop …