DATE: 4 NOVEMBER 2008
SITE: Lower Diplo
HENS: 48 CHICKS: 2
FRONT HORN: Sarah G BACK HORN: Tina I
Not for the feint hearted? Well i thought it was great and not nearly as hilly or long as i expected. At least it wouldn't have been had we not got caught in the dark, but first things first.
The beginning was a repeat of the previous weeks Hetro Hash for Halloween, but in the day light without Ghouls Ghosts and Gunk, had a decidedly different atmosphere. A steep hill followed and then as usual i completely lost my bearings but generally it was up down swim and pant. First and second check had been found by the illustrious before my arrival, so my contribution was at third which proved to be a challenging on back. A lot of helpful calling ensued which unfortunately hid the calling of those who had been checking forward. We almost had campers in the jungle but Melissa, Tango and others put on a spurt and caught up.
And then it started to get dark. And then it did get dark. Julia and i nosed ahead and managed well following plentiful paper and without a torch. Along some good new trails (Well done Hares) and cooling water for the now weary feet. We short cutted out when i saw street lights and recognised the nearby simpang, arriving back at about 7pm. Last ones were out by about 7.15 i think. And then it rained as it does sometimes at 7.15 in Brunei.
The run was well laid and is a reminder to us all that going into the jungle without a torch and water has its risks. We should all be responsible for ourselves without having to be reminded. I really enjoyed it and was sorry not to be able to stay for the on on. So well done and thanks to the Hares.
NEXT RUN: Bukit Serdang, Jln Kota Batu (Yacht Club end)
ON ON AT DIZZY'S