Ascension : Hash Trash - Hash No: 1335
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 25.11.2010 (Article Archived on 09.12.2010)
As the hashers assembled at the shooting range they wondered and worried at the peaks surrounding them.
Hash No: 1335
Hare: Wood ‘n’ Pecker
Hounds: Simply Indiscreet, Moaning Angel, Uncle Fester, Sniffy, Old Golly Waddler, Mucky Princess, Mucky Digger, Messy Queen, Hash Howler, Goat chaser, Manoporshe, Man beater, Back Street Alley,
As the hashers assembled at the shooting range they wondered and worried at the peaks surrounding them. A gentle walk had been promised (due to the Dew Pond run in the morning) but we know how Wood ‘n’ Pecker likes those craters, broken tooth, perfect crater or hollow tooth perhaps?
The hazards were pretty tame with only one bar check and a circle check given. The on-on took them behind the range, along a mini ridge and around the bottom of Butt crater. Uncle Fester met his shouting match in the return of Hash Howler. My, that boy can yell!
On reaching the bar check Goat Chaser had to be held back. He had run this track earlier in the week with the cubs and knew the route (or thought he did). Uncle Fester and Sniffy went off to the left and the right counting lumps of hash and reading the trail. Eventually the on-on was called directly ahead. Sandy coves and wide dusty expanses were crossed on the way to the next check point.
The circle check at the bomb shelter gave the runners the chance to break free and stretch their legs on the way back round the crater. Sheep tracks meandered round rocks and up and down the hill.
On reaching home a bonfire was lit in readiness to dry off the new hasher. Ali is visiting family here and has managed her third hash on her second visit. Her fashion work in London earned her the tag Back Street Alley. A cold, wet welcome to the hash! Bonfire and beer talk centred around who was doing the dewpond run, who had done it most times, longest ago and fastest. Back Street Alley was talked into it – just like a simple hash really – on the road!
Thanks to Wood ‘n’Pecker for setting this simple hash, there was a rush of hounds for the next week so the other craters will have to wait.
Next week: IDL Beach hut, North East Bay
Hare: Simply IndiscreetA BBQ will be lit so bring something to burn