A Farewell to Arms!
After 14½ years of service dedicated to serving the '1000 alcoholics clinging to this rock' Donald and Wendy Arms will depart this Friday for pastures new. They came to Ascension Island in January 1985, Donald to act as steward for Two Boats Club and Wendy to carry on working for the government in the Administrator's Office. Whilst Donald has stayed with the club, Wendy continued to move within government service to the Savings Bank and Post Office. After being posted back to the A&F department in 1995,
from which she originally came, Wendy resigned and came back to Ascension with Donald after 3 months to help him run the club.
Those of us who have been lucky enough to taste Wendy's cooking have been very grateful for this decision. Follwing a stint as Treasurer for the Saint's Club, Wendy has spent the last year at CSO in the administration office. Donald and Wendy have both been very active members of the community and great supporters' of charity events especially the ADF. I know their prescence on the island will be sorely missed by all.
We wish them all the best and success in their new venture managing the Upland Goose Hotel in the Falkland Islands. One thing if for certain, Two Boats Club will never be the same again !
Anniversary Party A Success
On Sunday 11th July, the Ascension Youth Club held a
party to celebrate its 1st anniversary. The afternoon was a great
success with 60-70 children and parents turning up to join in the
fun and games. The raffle did very well earning £240 all of
which will go straight into Youth Club coffers as all the prizes
were donated. Congratulations to the leaders, Sandra Bendall,
Debbie Prince, Tammy Green and Jean Peters for all the hard work
this past year and for making the Youth Club so popular. They in
turn would like to thank all who turned up for their support.
Ascension Island's Ecological Future
A Report For Calling The Falklands By Deborah Vogel (DV) 06/07/99
Ascension Island, as you know, is a place where both Turtles and Tristars are to be found but, because of the encroachment of modern man, much of the island's rich wildlife is now threatened. Efforts are being made to reverse the problem with the launch in London of a management plan to protect and restore the island's heritage. Simon Pipe (SP) reports:
SP Boatswain Birds and Boobies have long been given succour on Ascension Island, one of the world's most important seabird habitats. Ascension itself, though, has not been so well nurtured for these past two centuries. But, its resident Administrator, Roger Huxley, has been trying to revive its ecological fortunes. So, will those who pass through on the Falklands run, maybe five years from now, find Ascension a changed island?
RH Well, I certainly hope so. And, in fact, it's nice to see that quite a lot of Falkland Islanders are breaking their journey to the UK either on their way out or on their way home and spending a few days. But, when I arrived on Ascension Island four years ago, there was no policy as regards safeguarding the environment and it was one of my objectives to try and get a policy in place and try and get things done.
SP What was your impression of the place when you arrived?
RH I served down in the Falkland Islands for three and a half years and I used to see Ascension from the "Cage" and it looked terribly barren from the cage. The great joy of getting out of the cage, getting on to the island proper, was to see that 2/3rds of it are, in fact, very green and Green Mountain, especially, is lush, tropical vegetation. So, it is beautiful.
SP Mr. Huxley identified the main problems then wrote to experts throughout the world for advice, finally ending up with a report of 100 pages. It pulls together information that was previously dotted in libraries and universities all around the globe. Much of the work was done by Tony Pickup of the RSPB, The Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds.
TP Cats and rats have decimated the seabird populations out there. Cats and rats have got to be dealt with in order that the seabirds can re-colonise their oil sites on the mainland. There is a problem of carrying out any management on the island because there are no permanent residents as such. So, it means that there is no continuity of actions from one year to the next. And, a management plan should give some continuity at least. It certainly recommends that somebody is appointed who is responsible for ensuring continuity. The third major conservation out there is an voracious plant, the Mexican Thorn. It's pesky, whatever you will. It is now established on well over 50% of the island. And, it is quite capable of growing on the ash plates, for example, and competing with Ascension Island Spurge, which only occurs on Ascension Island. It can take over all the old seabird sites, it grows out on to the beaches where the Green Turtles nest, and this Mexican Thorn is probably the biggest physical threat to the whole island's conservation interests at the moment.
SP Mexican Thorn may threaten native plant species, but it won't wipe out the cats. Jim Stevenson (JS), the RSPB's Desk Officer for the UK Overseas Territories, says the cats arrived when conservation wasn't such an issue.
JS the cats were brought in late in the 1800ds because of the large number of mice around the residences. There is a suggestion that in the 1940s the Americans brought a lot more cats in because they were worried about seabirds on the runway. And, continually since then there has been a movement of pet cats into the wild.
SP Raising money for conservation projects may be daunting, to put it mildly.
JS The little bits of it that will be really good for conservation are relatively quite cheap. But, some are really expensive. For instance, eradicating ferrule cats on the island could be £3/4 Million.
SP Roger Huxley is due to step down as Ascension Administrator this month, ending his last overseas posting. He acknowledges the financial challenge, but says he wouldn't endured four years on a remote island if he wasn't an optimist.
RH I would like to think that in five or six years' time. The present problem that the cats and the rats and the thorn cause, I would like to think that they have been dealt with.
LONG DISTANCE REQUEST FOR ASCENSION ISLAND VICAR
A Report for Calling The Falklands By Deborah Vogel (DV) 15/06/99
Ascension Island in the mid Atlantic has long been remote from most forms of communication, even though Merlin Transmitters located there rebroadcast our World Service Programmes to further points on the globe. But now the island has email to keep it in touch with the rest of the world and that's enabled Ian Atkinson, the engineer in charge of Merlin, to fulfil an unexpected and rather poignant request. I'll let Fr. Keith James, (KJ) Vicar of St. Mary's, the only Anglican Church on Ascension, take up the story.
KJ I had been doing some research into the Church graveyards here partly for the fact that they are falling into some disrepair, although they are remarkably good considering the age of them and so Ian came to me with this request that he had to put some flowers on a grave on the 10th of June, and wondered if I knew where the grave was. I had been putting together various lists and noted that yes, indeed we had got on one of my lists an inscription, which meant there was an actual grave there. I then went and had a look and sure enough, David's little grave was there with this little plaque on it saying that he had only lived for one day.
DV Only one day?
KJ That's right. He was born on the 10th of June in 1970. I don't know why his parents were on the island but this was a premature birth and unfortunately, like him, there are quite a number of graves of babies in our graveyards.
DV So, David would have been 29 had he lived.
KJ He would indeed, yes.
DV You put the flowers there?
KJ I left it to Ian and I told him where it was and he then put flowers on the grave on the 10th of June, which was the anniversary of the baby's birth. And, I was able through email to send a photograph of the grave with the flowers on back to David's Mother back in the UK.
DV Is it the first time, as far as you know, that such a request has been made?
KJ Yes. I have not been here very long. I know that Ian, who came to me, has been on and off the island quite some while and I think it was a first time. I think it is really the fact that we now have email that's enabled this to happen.
DV When Ian put flowers on the grave, do you know what the flowers were?
KJ I was very pleased that he put local flowers on from the local bushes, which was a very nice touch because we don't actually grow roses, not on Ascension Island.
DV What local flowers were they?
KJ They were bougainvillea. Lovely Magenta coloured bougainvillea. Those bushes are all over the place here. They come in various colours but they looked extremely nice on this little white painted grave.
DV A touching story.
KJ It is indeed, yes. It is so good to be able to use modern communications in that way. I am sure that little David's Mother was very pleased with what we have been able to do.
The following articles have been submitted by the Citizenship Commission on St. Helena
RESPONSE TO THE WHITE PAPER
On St. Helena, elected members of the islands legislature and members of the Citizenship Commission held meetings in the various districts to get islanders views about the contents of the UK Government White Paper on the Overseas Territories. Their views and concerns, including likely developments on Ascension, were compiled in a RESPONSE document which was submitted to His Excellency the Governor on 30 June for onward transmission to the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Baroness Symons the Minister for the Overseas Territories. The Response document was submitted on the 30 June to meet the deadline for having views of islanders on St. Helena being put forward concerning Ascension. The Executive Summary and the section on Ascension as contained in the response document are given below.
The people of St. Helena welcome the White Paper on the Overseas Territories and look forward to more detailed consultations relating to the specific needs of St. Helena. The White Paper is the key document that will determine their future in the new partnership with Britain for progress and prosperity based on mutual trust and respect.
Britains recognition of the links with its Overseas Territories is reassuring and of special relevance to the territory because of the historic links of St Helena as one of the oldest and strategically important British outposts.
Mention of the special circumstances of St Helena and the resultant difficulties is of particular importance as is the acknowledgement that there has to be a tailor-made solution to address the unique situation of the islands that make up the territory. It has been mentioned that much of the content of the White Paper is concerned with the Caribbean Territories. Issues relating to homosexuality, offshore financial centres, corporal and capital punishment do not affect St Helena, which falls into line with British law which already has legislation in place to deal with these issues.
The people of St Helena are grateful to the British Government for the commitment to restore their citizenship rights. They are however concerned that there should be no delay in legislation being passed for the policy to become law.
We welcome the establishment of a Minister for Overseas Territories and warmly welcome Baroness Symons in that post. This shows the importance the British Government gives to the territories and its intention to have its policies implemented.
We also welcome the setting up of the Overseas Consultative Council as a forum for bringing matters to the attention of the British Government and representatives of the elected members of the islands legislature look forward to attending the first meeting of the Council in October this year.
It will be the constitutional relationship that will determine whether the people will progress with prosperity. This is the crucial matter for the people of St Helena and Her Majestys Government. It will determine whether or not the present economic problems will be overcome. It will determine how the people and the place move into the new millennium. From October 1997, councillors representing the people of St Helena and supported by the Citizenship Commission have requested that different models from the present status quo be looked at and recommend Crown Dependency status, adjusted to suit the unique situation of the territory, as one option.
St Helena throughout its history has never been financially self-sufficient. Even with considerable financial input by the British Government and greater contribution from the local population, the island can presently only sustain full-time employment for about half the working population. There is growing concern about the negative impact on the local community of the present strategies for development which have contributed to increased unemployment and to more and more islanders working offshore. This is creating social problems. It is also creating staffing problems in running essential government services.
Recognition of the importance of the natural environment, threat to habitats and approaches for conservation are welcomed. This should not however, in the case of St Helena, detract from what is happening to the people of St Helena and their social environment which are of greater importance and should be the main monitors for development.
Ascension is one of the territories best resources. The recommendation in the White Paper to have islanders have more say in the governing of the dependency is supported. The people of St Helena would also want to support and moves that would improve developing these resources to benefit all St Helenians. The discussion document issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and released to the people of St Helena in April this year shows that there will be fiscal and legal reviews and a land survey. It was felt, during consultations with constituents in the various districts, that they would need to know the outcome of these surveys before they can give an informed opinion. People on the island are very concerned that any changes on Ascension do not add to the present economic and social difficulties of St Helena.
The matters raised in the White Paper, including those relating to Ascension Island, are of vital importance to the future of the territory and are complex. It was strongly voiced at constituency meetings that it was vital to have the services of a constitutional lawyer to consult and give advice in making the right choices as these will affect not only their own lives but also those of future generations.
The following is an extract from The Citizen issue No 37 July 1999:
Ascension - paying for democracy
On Wednesday evening of last week (7 July) radio St Helena did a programme about the White Paper on the Overseas Territories. A panel comprising Mr Michael Clancy, the Chief Secretary, Councillor Eric George, a member of the Executive Council, Mrs Cathy Hopkins, the St Helena Government UK representative and Mr Basil George, chairman of the Citizenship Commission gave their views about the White Paper and answered questions from member of the public who phoned in.
Ascension was one of the matters discussed. Mr Roger Huxley, Administrator on Ascension, was interviewed by radio St Helena and gave an update about responses to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) discussion document, pointing out that there had been few Saints who had written in . Mr Lawson Henry - who is a member of the Citizenship Commission - was the only Saint who phoned in from Ascension giving his personal opinion about proposals to develop the island.
Prior to the radio programme, an interview appeared in the Islander on the 1st July recording and interview with a journalist and Mr Huxley. In the interview the Administrator said that the British Government say all along that none of their money will come to support Ascension Island. He also said that the users provide everything thats needed to run it (Ascension). When asked about democratic rights he said people need to be prepared to contribute towards the island financially and that for proper democratic government here those people taking part in the democratic process must put their money where their mouth is.
It is very disturbing to find that the statement in the White Paper whereby the British Government would consult the people of St Helena and its Dependencies about how to develop the democratic and civil rights of people living on Ascension Island when being implement, apparently means that if these rights are to be introduced then Saints will have to pay for them. Will it also mean that Saints on St Helena will also have to contribute towards the democratic and civil rights of fellow Saints working there.
It is not true to say that the Users pay for everything to run Ascension. The St Helena Government continues to contribute towards the education of island children at secondary level. Currently it is £1000 per student, which is what it costs to educate a student in Prince Andrew School. But this reduced level of contribution is very recent. Previously the St Helena Government had paid in excess of £100,000 for educating island children of secondary age on Ascension, some five times the cost to do son on St Helena and some 12.5% of the entire annual education budget for St Helena. At one time St Helenas contribution reached £125,000 a year.
How do Saints on Ascension having to pay for democratic rights meet with Britains commitment in the White Paper to help develop the Overseas Territories both economically and politically as a high priority and in line with Britains commitments under the terms of the UN Charter (2.2)? Apart from rights under the UN Charter and other international agreements, should the Saints have to pay for democratic rights when a legal opinion from a UK Barrister indicates that islanders have a claim to be treated as indigenous on Ascension arising from the constitutional link between St Helena and Ascension?
The people of St Helena have accepted the policies set out in the White Paper by the UK Government in good faith. The whole basis of the new partnership is based on trust. It is hoped that there has been some misinterpretation during the implementation of these policies. However, the fact that these issues have been raised, further highlights and strengthens the need for islanders to access to the services of a constitutional lawyer not only to advise them about matters in the White Paper, including making the right choices for constitutional development, but also to advise them about basic rights.
Father Keith Writes:
Across the cover of the novel I am reading at the moment is a sticker that reads This Book Changes Lives.
Most writers would probably like to think that what they write will have some impact, and I rarely pick up a book that doesnt give me some cause for reflection.
But this particular book is not about Meditation and the Meaning of Life or How to Be Successful in Business or anything like that as you might expect; its simply about a group - well, not a group so much as individual women - whose lives criss-cross, come together and drift apart and weave in and out like some sort of dance where the rhythm changes and the steps change and the whole thing just goes on in ever changing patterns.
What makes this book so compelling is the way in which it explains how the characters feel, and think. You begin to realise what motivates them, what makes them tick and lays bare their emotions. Somehow these are people you have met, known, come across in your own life, and you begin to realise how little you really knew or understood them.
Those of us who watched The Bill on TV last night saw the Senior Officer confronted by the brother and sister of a petty criminal who has just died. His death occurs as he is being chased by a police officer following an attempted burglary.
In answer to their angry outburst the Officer says Look I know how you feel....
But of course he doesnt.
None of us truly knows how another person feels. Yet how often, with the best of intentions, we say that to someone we are trying to help or console.
Maybe if we stopped to think I dont know how you feel our lives, attitudes, would be changed, and theirs too.
God Bless You and Keep You,
Fr Keith & Ginny.
|From the Editor:
Sad farewells this week to Donald and Wendy Arms. They will be a tough act to follow and we wish them all the best for the future.
Once again it's begging time here at the Islander. We're looking for anyone with an hour to spare on a Wednesday afternoon to help with the collating. Thanks to a whole bunch going out on leave (what's that then ?) over the next few weeks we will be desparately short of help. So much so that Wednesday afternoon deliveries could become a thing of the past. You don't need any training or super-skills, just a sense of humour and an hour to spare. Please contact anyone on the Islander team for more details.
Another plea from the team is for those who contribute. First of all, thanks for doing so, it really is appreciated. Only thing is, could you please leave a margin, if you send hard-copies only, to allow room for the staples. Otherwise, come the day we start doing page 3 pin-ups it could get a bit painful.
A LOAD OF OLD NONSENSE
The following are absentee letters actually received by School Teachers:
Please excuse Johnny for being. It was his father's fault.
Excuse Gloria. She has been under the doctor.
John has been absent because he had two teeth taken off his face.
Lillie was absent from school yesterday because she had a going over.
My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent this weekend with the marines.
George was absent yesterday because he had a stomach.
Please excuse Sarah for being absent. She was sick and I had her shot.
My son is under the doctor's care and should not take PE. Please execute him.
A few philosophical questions to ponder on:
Do you find it a bit unnerving doctors call what they do practice?
If a turtle doesn't have a shell, is he homeless or naked?
If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
Why do kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
Does 'virgin wool' come from sheep the shepherd hasn't caught yet?
If nothing sticks to Teflon, how do they stick Teflon on the pan?
What was the best thing before sliced bread?
well, I've been on the island now for two weeks and what a blast it has been so far. I would like to thank Major Jeff Lowdermilk for his outstanding assistance and guidance during my first few days on the island. I wish him well at his next assignment at Andrews AFB. He has done an outstanding job for the past year and I know he will be missed by all.
It is always difficult moving to a new assignment, especially when you leave your family behind. However, I can say that the warm hospitality I have received since my arrival has made that task so much easier. Thank you one and all for the way that you have welcomed me to Ascension.
For those of you curious about my background, my most recent assignment was as a missile maintenance officer at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. I unfortunately had to leave my wife and two children at Minot. However, since my daughter was graduating from high school next year, moving them here was simply not an option. One thing I will not miss is the excruciatingly cold winter that is so common to that region of the country.
Well, what has been happening on the base? Surprisingly, my two weeks here have been relatively quiet. As everyone knows, we recently celebrated our Independence Day on the 4th of July. Though we didn't have the traditional American tradition of fireworks, I would have to say the event was enormously successful. The day started off with a short memorial service at the base flagpoles. The Vicar, Father Keith, began the ceremony with a prayer. Major Jeff Lowdermilk then quoted portions of the Declaration of Independence. He was followed by quotes from TSgt Dave Sibble and American Legion representative, Mike Kelter. The ceremony closed with the singing of the National Anthem. The afternoon events focused on some exciting games of volleyball, softball, and rounders. Perhaps the highlight of the afternoon's sporting events was the traditional ten inning softball game between the Americans and St. Helenians. The Americans took a commanding early lead and looked like they had the game locked up. However, the St. Helenian team stayed focused and fought back to tie the game at 18. The Americans manage to squeeze out a win in the tenth inning. What a game! Of course, the real highlight of the day for me was the great food.
I would like to personally thank all those involved with the day's event. The key players led by Guy Barallon were: preparation and service - Tony Joshua and the Volcano Club staff, Maxi Johnson and crew; sports - Melvyn Moyce; entertainment - Twisted, Sawdust & Russell, Joe Lomsak & Gang, Freddy Maggott; and cleanup - Bingo and Gordon. I know I probably left out some names, but if you helped out in any way, please accept my thanks for a job well done. I personally believe over half the island's population took part in the celebration; one that continued well into the night. I would also like to thank all the participants for their conduct during the day. Simply put, everyone involved made it a great event.
Back to the main mission, which is to support space launches. Ascension did not support any launches during the last two weeks. However, Antigua Air Station supported a Delta II mission last Saturday, 11 July. The launch, on hold for two days due to high altitude winds, placed four communications satellites into orbit. These four Globalstar satellites will join 24 other satellites already in orbit. Globalstar will ultimately use a constellation of 48 satellites to relay telephone, paging, and fax transmissions to subscribers virtually anywhere on the planet. If everything goes as scheduled, the system will be operational later this year. The Space Shuttle Columbia is slated to launch on the STS-93 mission to deploy NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. Chandra is the most powerful X-ray telescope ever built and will study exploding stars, quasars, and black holes over a period of 5 years. The launch is scheduled for 20 July. We do not yet know the full extent of our participation in the mission; however, as a minimum, the airfield will serve as an emergency landing site if required. Ascension will provide radar and telemetry support for the upcoming Atlas IIA/Centaur GOES-L mission. However, this mission, originally scheduled for 16 July is now slated for launch on 2 August.
That's all the news from the base for this week. Again, thanks for the warm welcome.
Major Larry Martin
The Met Office Weather Report
Statistics for the week ending 11th July 1999.
|Max (deg C)||Min (deg C)||Rainfall (mm)|
ASCENSION SEA SWELL FORECAST ( based on data available on Monday afternoon) : A Southerly Swell of 1.5m should decrease to about 0.8m by Thursday and increase to 1.5 m again by the weekend.
Sea temperature around Ascension Island : PS26C.
ASCENSION ISLAND: Monday saw a few showers (0.8mm at the Airhead during the evening), but the rest of the week was mainly dry, warm and sunny.
ST HELENA: A dry and sunny week, with a gentle to moderate breeze and 4 to 6 hours of sunshine daily:- very unusual conditions for the time of year. ( Water storage is at a very low level and the Public are being requested to reduce consumption to domestic needs only).
heavy Thunderstorms occurred over the Midlands and Southern
England on Monday.In some places the Thunderstorm cloud produced
Mini-tornadoes and floods were reported. But the weather quickly
improved and became warm and sunny except for a cloudy and wet
Tuesday and Wednesday in Scotland.
Its looking good.
FALKLAND ISLANDS: Strong Northerly winds with rain on Monday was followed by a relatively fine and quiet midweek, but Strong to Gale force Northerly winds soon returned on Friday. By the Weekend it was Settled again but turning colder.
Rummaging around some boxes of old weather case studies, Met papers and Marine observers , I came across an 'Africa Pilot' Vol 2 12th Ed. 1977 and something caught my eye. It was a description of the Ascension Island Rollers by a Mr W.H.B.Webster, Surgeon of the H.M.S Chanticleer, 1829.
"The rollers now set in and augment in violence, until they attain a terrific and awful grandeur, and one I have witnessed with mingled emotions of terror and delight. A towering sea rolls forward on the Island, like a vast ridge of waters threatening, as it were to envelope it, pile upon pile succeeds with resistless force, until meeting with the rushing off-set from the shore beneath, they rise like a wall, and are dashed with impetuous fury on the long line of the coast, producing a stunning noise".
Well written. Nowadays I would probably describe the sea in a letter home something like this . "On a visit to the beach with some mates for a little swimming and sunbathing I noticed the sea becoming more choppy. Then I heard this frothing and gurgling sound but it wasn't the sea it was Andy and Dave ,they had had too much to drink again. Looking towards the sea, a frightening vision appeared to rise out of the sea-it was Lee in those stupid swimming trunks returning to the beach after a dip. Recovering from the shock all appeared well until I could see a very large wave approaching the shoreline. "Run for it fellas there's a Big one coming!" " Not quite as eloquently written as our Mr Webster, but the reader would appreciate that we do get dangerous waves from time to time.
There are many descriptions of waves the world over. Such as the Scottish 'roosts' which are caused by a strong swell opposing a tidal current. The 'tsunamis' mainly in the Pacific Ocean which can cause huge 'tidal waves'.Luckily they not very common and are caused by undersea earthquakes. But the rollers that visit Ascension are formed by low pressure areas hundreds maybe thousands of miles away in either the north or south Atlantic Oceans.
Imagine after a period of calm a large depression (storm) develops in the south Atlantic just off the coast of Argentina. As the surface winds increase they impart energy to the sea by way of drag or frictional forces. The once level sea now becomes furrowed with troughs and ridges in the direction of the wind that created them. As the storm continues the height of the waves increase until the crests break forward in foaming whitecaps. As the storm moves away or dies out, the height of the waves diminishes and the distance between successive crests increases and the sea becomes a 'swell'. The size of the swell depends on the strength of the wind which created it and also the 'fetch' being the distance the waves have travelled under a constant wind direction in the vicinity of the depression.
Usually it is a confused pattern of waves caused by many depressions over periods of weeks creating different wave trains intermingling, overtaking, passing and sometimes engulfing one another.The swell can continue relatively peacefully for thousands of miles until it approaches a coast and feels the drag of the gradually shoaling bottom. Its speed slackens, abruptly its height increases and the wave steepens, before spilling and crashing on to the coastline. Rollers can occur occur here at any time of the year but probably a little more likely December through to March .
10th July 1999
This weeks Hashers: The Fugitive,Sniffy,Dozy Ha'p'orth,Near Miss,A-Drain,Frank-n-Furter,Xena,Stealth,New Knees,Lance-a-Little,Warp Speed, Ivor the Engine,Thunderthighs,Chrystal Tips,
Occasional,Lady Like,Thomas the Tank Engine,Chief Longpole,Hong Kong Phooey,Roly Poly, Larry, Nel, Peter, Alice, Rob, Monkey Breath( from Karachi)WHERE???
This Weeks Hare: Frank-n-Furter
This Hash Trash is for all those who enjoy reading it !!
So, here we go again. After a brief brief, and the hazards brought forth, ON - ON was shouted and off we go. Leaving B6, down past the Historical building and out to the ocean. Remembering who set this hash, tells us all a run in the sand is evident(thanks F-n-F).
After a few bar checks and circle checks and jogs thru the sand, we arrive back to B6 and food and drinks. 55 mins to 70 mins. Super hash F-n-F !! Just the right length ! And thanks to Mrs.
F-n-F for some delicious sandwiches.
Next Weeks Hares: A-Drain & Sniffy from The Klinker Klub.
Receding Hareline: "The Gang" - Ivor, Fugitive and Hong Kong Phooey (a hash with a difference)
Hash Scribe - HKP
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