Ascension : Hash Trash … Hash No: 1351
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 24.03.2011 (Article Archived on 07.04.2011)
Another Baggage Boy and Man Beater hash……hmmm….what’s on the agenda for this week?
Hares: Baggage Boy & Man Beater
Hounds: Tom Thumb, Bloodsucker, Uncle Fester, Secret Squirrel, Simply Indiscreet, Lizard, Sniffy, Viktor, Michael, Mucky Princess, Old Gollywaddler, Blade Runner, Leroy, Norwich Booby
Another Baggage Boy and Man Beater hash……hmmm….what’s on the agenda for this week? Although promised that littler hashers could do it, there was a certain amount of skepticism about how easy it was supposed to be as we all gathered at the old Garden Club below Two Boat Village. Let’s see, Sister’s, Lady Hill, Traveler’s Hill, Thistle Hill………
Warnings included lots of loose stuff under foot, tricky Mexican Thorn, cactus to be skirted around, and oh yes, uphills and downhills. And a new warning – not much hash due to the mechanical malfunction of the shredder! So keep your eyes open!
On-on was out to the road and down to the speed sign. Then we made a turn in the direction of Lady Hill. Off across the rocky plains, dodging loose rocks, thorn and cactus, and finally to the first circle check. Then on-on to even closer to the hill. Uncle Fester headed towards the ridge, while the rest followed the hash down into a little valley and then back up. The twanging of Blade Runner’s machete could be heard, but he needs to be reminded that as the official path clearer, he is supposed to be at the front of the pack, not the back!
After the second circle check we started climbing……….quite relieved we were when we headed out onto the ridge that Uncle Fester had come up, towards the cairn. At lease the sharp cliff to Lady Hill looked to be out of the equation! Everyone waited at the cairn for the slowest folks to arrive. Then it was found to be a back arrow!
So, back along the ridge we went, but when we met the mountain, we turned in the other direction, and slid into a gully. Again, Ascension’s variation of skiing was demonstrated by all. A clear slide, then through the slalom trees, then into a gorge. Near the bottom, we finally found the fourth and final circle check. With a magnificent view of the dump, we rested for a while before the last leg home.
The group stretched out a bit at this point, and some the followers became leaders by taking a bit of a shortcut to the road. After that it was a straight (relatively) but decidedly uphill walk for home. A bit of fancy footwork was required to get over the fencing at the end, but welcome refreshments awaited all.
A bit of hash business was in order – Liz had to be named. Thanks to her RSPB work, she will always be known as Norwich Booby. Welcome to the Ascension Hash House Harriers!
Thanks for a nice “easy” (where’s the Pinocchio nose?) hash to Baggage Boy and Man beater. I think we even covered some virgin hash territory!
Next Week: Babcock Mess – Pirate Hash Bash
Dress up as your favourite pirate and come ready to search for treasure!
Dinner after at the mess – call 4645 to reserve your place!
Hares: Bloodsucker & Tom Thumb
Special Hash Bash tee shirts are available from Old Gollywaddler.