Ascension : Hash Trash - Hash No: 1114
Submitted by The Islander (Gavin Yon) 20.07.2006 (Article Archived on 03.08.2006)
The hounds collected at the Traveller’s Gym car park, eager to set out on this week’s hash.
Hash No: 1114
Hares: Mildew & LSP
Hounds: Rat Catcher, Cockroach, Buford T, Irish Whiskey, Rocks Off, Fugitive, Yeti, Builder’s Bum, Bloodsucker, Sandy, OCD, Sticky Toes, Forrest Gump, Chastity Belt, Hash Head, Voodoo Doll, Uncle Fester, Bob the Builder, Wallace, Grommitt, Jiggy With It, Barby Boy, Frank, Wild Bill Cock, Eleanor
Apres: Going Down
The hounds collected at the Traveller’s Gym car park, eager to set out on this week’s hash. Surely nothing could be as bad as last week’s, could it? When the hazard warnings included falling off a cliff, we weren’t too sure anymore! Also, there was a cryptic mention of Mildew acting like a reverse homing pigeon while setting the hash in the pouring rain, so we weren’t sure what lay ahead.
As the on-on was called, the FRBs immediately took off into the lava fields across the main road, while the rest sauntered off along the road. Our easy path was short-lived as the hash took a turn at the base of Lady Hill! On-on became up-up, and off we went. Part way up the first bit, the FRBs passed us, and the group stretched out as we continued the climb! At least Sandy had better shoes and wasn’t sliding backwards this week! Barby Boy was a gentleman and even towed one slowpoke part of the way.
Eventually we all reached the top, and despite the wind, the letterbox book was signed. At this point the hares offered a choice, back down the path or straight over the edge! The FRBs went off at a scary clip, while the rest started picking their way down a bit more carefully. Voodoo Doll, Sticky Toes, OCD & Sandy originally opted for the easier route, but changed their minds and were soon seen taking the tough route. On the way down the side to the ridge, a variety of techniques were employed, all of which involved a fair bit of sliding, either on the feet, or in a number of cases, the butts!
At the ridgeline, the FRBs were treated to a detour up the next crater, while the rest gratefully slid down the last of the incline to the bottom of the hill. From there it seemed to be a short trip back to the soccer pitch and out to the parking area, but again, the hares had thrown a wrench into the works. A barbed wire fence and a steep gully impeded our progress and it was the long way round to the road again! At least the footing was a bit easier. Grommitt did suggest that a new piece of hash equipment be carried from now on – wire cutters!!
Finally, the parking lot was in front of the weary group, and it was time to dive into refreshments and food. It was felt by Forrest Gump that a couple of ladies needed names and had earned it by the number of hikes they’d been on this past week, so the circle of friendship was drawn. Amber, due to an earlier incident on a hill was named Sticky Toes, while perfectionist Irene earned the moniker OCD (figure it out!). With the usual enthusiasm, they were welcomed into the Ascension Hash House Harriers. Welcome aboard, and hope to see you back some day!!
The party moved on to Uncle Fester’s house where apparently the festivities continued on long into the night. It seems some hashers weren’t even sure what time they left!! Great hash Mildew & LSP; thanks for braving the pouring rain to set a good one!
Next Week: PanAm Beach Hut
Hares: Rocks Off, Builder’s Bum & Fugitive.
Please bring a plate!!