Ascension : Hash Trash - Hash No: 1523
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 17.07.2014 (Article Archived on 31.07.2014)
Another week, another ‘no-hash’ hash. With last week’s hash being a stroll, run, skate or cycle up and down the runway,
Hash Trash: # 1523
Another week, another ‘no-hash’ hash. With last week’s hash being a stroll, run, skate or cycle up and down the runway, the hashers were again taking advantage of someone else doing the hard work.
Around 50 people and 4 dogs, some experienced hashers, some novice hashers and some just confused and in the wrong place, met at the Residency. As the crowd assembled one or two late comers made their entrance by trying to mow down the crowd in search of a parking place.
Following a short speech by our illustrious leader and the ceremonial cutting of ribbons, Stedson gave the hash brief – careful of tree roots, steep edges and other usual hazards. Stedson then led the way along Invalids.
Having newly cleared both Convalescence and Invalids and re-routed the start to before the Residency, the crowd were pleased to enjoy these historic paths. With spectacular vistas of the island and Dampiers Drip it was a pleasant stroll, down the hill to the mountain road.
Once the road was reached we were informed that it was up the road to the start of Convalescence. Cries of ‘Where is the bus?’ were heard, but the only way was up, and by foot. It wasn’t long before all were assembled at the start of Convalescence and we set off back to the Residency. Some took time to explore the caves on the way back while the youngsters at the front were so keen they almost went round again.
Once back at the start, we then went on the new path round the back of the Residency down to Monkey Rock Cemetery. With the path cutting through an old dump from the hospital there are many interesting finds of old bottles to be had along the way. We were soon down at the cemetery and then back to the Residency for nibbles and drinks.
Thanks to Stedson and all at AIG who have taken time to clear these three paths for all to enjoy, make sure you take advantage of them.
Place: The hut opposite the Firing Range entrance on NE Bay road
Hare: Over ‘n’ Done With
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