Ascension : Hash No: 1347
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 24.02.2011 (Article Archived on 10.03.2011)
Well, a hot day beckoned everyone to Long Beach. Luckily the smell wasn’t too bad yet! Everyone collected at the back of the soccer pitch and was given the usual warnings
Hares: Dr. Livingstone & Son of Eyebrows
Hounds: Wookie, Bloodsucker, Tom Thumb, Carol, Marlene, Hot & Sneaky, Mucky Princess, Mucky Digger, Ole Golly Waddler, Wood’n’Pecker, Dusty Queen, Clair, Lucky Two Fish, No Idea, Ellie, Lady Go Diver, Goat Chaser, Hash Howler, Menoporsche, Short Change, Sporty Shorty, Man Beater, Baggage Boy, Secret Squirrel, Lizard, Uncle Fester
Cooks: I Presume, Elvis Presley, Carmen
Well, a hot day beckoned everyone to Long Beach. Luckily the smell wasn’t too bad yet! Everyone collected at the back of the soccer pitch and was given the usual warnings……rocks, rocks and more rocks! Then it was on-on towards the cliff.
A bit of a sneaky detour partway up a rocky cliff followed. Uncle Fester was smart and took the low road, and bounded on ahead while the rest all slipped and slid down. Bloodsucker had a decidedly ungraceful butt slide which was commented on by many!
Safely back on solid ground off we went across the way, looking for hash. It appears that there was a reason that a donkey was sighted sifting through the Islander rubbish on Wednesday evening! He was scoping out where the hash was! He and his friends were obviously delighted to munch on a nice buffet of hash! The donkeys all looked at us with humour, as we tried to find what remained of the trail!
After a circle check we eventually we started up a long, and seemingly endless gully. Apparently the hash was set in the cooling rain, which made the hares forget that circle checks might be in order! It was a long, long, looong way ‘til the next circle check! Up the gully, over the rocks, and up a ravine…….half way up the back side, almost to the top of Cross Hill, it seemed.
The circle check….hmmmm…….. what can we say about the circle check??? It’s going to give the one over the back of Green Mountain’s Dew Pond a run for the “Nastiest Back Arrow” award. Although a few people thought going over the hill was a good idea, most were relieved to head back down! AFTER a rest!!
Then it was around a few old tanks, along the pipeline, and then a long, but much easier, slog across the plains, finally back in the direction of Long Beach! A few back arrows were located, and we all eventually made it to the beach hut at the end of Long Beach. It was long before the kids were swinging on the pole, while a few hounds with sore and tired feet were soothing them in the cool waves!
The circle of friendship was drawn and a sorry soul welcomed into the group. Kelly, who apparently has hashed for a long time way up north, has eluded the naming ceremony. We couldn’t allow this sorry state to continue, so it was up to the Ascension hashers to christen her. She was named Lucky Two Fish.
I Presume, Elvis Presley and Carmen had been cooking up a storm while we were getting hot and dusty, and soon fish cakes, fish and chips and other delicious delicacies were served up. Thanks to them all for a great feast!! It was appreciated after such a tough, but great hash! Thanks to Dr. Livingstone and Son of Eyebrows for the challenge! Just remember….circle checks!!!!
Nessy left on Thursday’s plane, but left behind some spiced rum, so Shipwrecks were drunk in her honour! We’ll miss you!
Next Week: Comfortless Cove
Hares: Lady Go Diver, Ellie & Goat Chaser (do they know that part of the hares’ duties include removing all the dead fish from the beach???