Tick warning - please check for ticks following today's trail! Info about Lyme Disease and ticks here.A reminder that Groucho will be putting in an order at the end of September for City of Exeter H3 hash haberdashery. See here for more details.Hares required for 26th November, 3rd and 10th December, and January 7th.
[Words by Bollards] Woody explained that there were no long/short splits on the hash this week because it had been thundering when she laid it. Clannaborough Cross is quite an exposed location, so I really didn't blame her for not wanting to be a lightning conductor. We had a quick lesson on check-backs, as Woody did them just a little differently from what we are used to; with an extra dot to indicate which side to check on. (Must be a Kirton thing).
There was slight confusion at the start when most of the pack found the walkers trail, but Woody quickly called us on in the right direction and we started heading uphill. Woodpecker joined us at this point as h…
Twin Peaks unexpectedly found herself laying today’s trail
and did a great job. Fortunately, she
knew the area well enough to put something together at the last minute and even
managed to make it a 2 and on with several long/short splits.
We gathered in the village car park next to the pub and
welcomed the return of Spocky, X-Bitz and family who hadn’t been seen over the
summer. Puss, Boots and Miss-Chief were
there for their last time as a family of three.
Puss’s waters broke during the night and she was having contractions, so
they decided to come hashing to pass the time – like you do!? Not something I would have done, but the
intention was to walk to the first check and then go back home; a route that
would take them via the hospital – just in case.
The trail began with a long/short split and we were treated
to the stream train passing close by before we all regrouped near the level
crossing. We wished Puss, Boots and
Miss-Chief all the best as they headed back home at thi…
The first part of today's trail consisted of everyone asking everyone else how many and on it was. Everyone admitted that they hadn't been listening in the circle, so we never really worked out whether the information was given out in the first place. Anyway, we reckoned on three and on and it seemed to work.
I've very little idea where the trail went; standard for me for Woodbury common, but there were plenty of long/short splits to keep everyone together. Plenty of shiggy in places and some large puddles that proved attractive to Splat and Lethal Weapon, among others.
As can be seen from the photograph below, we had to fight our way through undergrowth at times and it was very prickly. They get everywhere - CC can vouch for that.
Paperwork managed to collide with a dog; belonging to some "normal" people just out for a nice Sunday morning walk. I don't think the owners were too impressed and told him to slow down!
We had a sweetie stop followed by the …