Thursday, October 22, 2009


In 2008 Founders Day T shirts
Sunset as we left Pulau Muara Besar
Arrival at the start of the run with front horn Trailblazer in the distance.....

Some beautiful Pitcher Plants along the way.

The island as we approached/departed?

RUN NO. 2148
SITE: Serasa Yacht Club - Pulau Muara Besar
HARES: Alison/Sue/Cheryl
FRONT HORN: Trailblazer

Last week’s run was a delightfully different one. Upon arrival at the Serasa Yacht Club the hens were greeted with shouts from Bunny Girl to hurry up and get ourselves on to the jetty. A little confused we all made our way down the jetty and were herded onto the boat. Boats? Now this was interesting.

Soon we headed off with a lung full of petrol and an earful of the guttural noise of the new engines churning in the water. The trip over was very pleasant and when the water intermittently flowed into the back of the boat all the hens obligingly lifted their feet up so as not to get them wet. We shouldn’t have bothered as when we arrived at Pulau Muara Besar (the island opposite the yacht club) we all had to wade through the knee high water (or thigh high depending on how height challenged you were) to get to the island. And so our adventure began.

Although at the start we had to wade through a bit of swampy water we soon broke through into some nice dry undergrowth. The trail was a very windy one making many twists and turns, so much so that some of the hens missed a few of the bends and caught up the paper trail a bit further on as the crow flies (not mentioning any names). In carefully following the paper I was intrigued by the crisscrossing of orangy tendrils across the ground. At first I thought they were plastic or fishing lines caught across the undergrowth (Cheryl apparently thought the same) but on closer inspection realized that they were indeed the runners of plants – how intriguing.

As we headed further along the trail I started to notice an amazing array of pitcher plants. There were big ones, red ones, fat ones, hourglass shaped ones and the cutest tiny little ones with a variety of green and pink lids. Although I was trying to keep up a decent pace I wanted to slow down to take a closer look (or even some pictures if I’d had a camera) and I was careful not to tread on these beautiful little treasures and tried to warn others behind me as well. As if this wasn’t surprising enough we then headed into some ground with the strangest dried mud that looked like cow pats and crackled underfoot. But there was no time to delay as Trailblazer was furiously honking the horn up ahead waiting for some others to catch up, so into the long grass we went eventually coming out on a lovely sandy waterway where you could get up a bit of a run, this finally emerged back onto our starting beach. Once we had waded back onto the boat the waiting hens were treated to a lovely pinky orange sunset. Now that was hashing in style.

The luxury continued back at the yacht club with the on on where we celebrated Alison’s 50th Birthday in style with cocktails, delicious food, cake and fireworks! Presentations were also made to Ms Merlot for completing 100 runs and for Diana for completing 150 runs and a new member Misuzu was welcomed to the ranks. After the shout up we all gathered for a group photo. All in all it was a fabulous night for the ladies hash. Thank-you to the hares for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

NEXT RUN: Kapok Kanan - NOT HALLOWEEN this week.
HARES: Pee Wee/Monique

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