DATE: 11 SEP 2012
SITE: KAPOK KANAN
HARES: Smurf/Madam Sin/Satu Lagi
FRONT HORN: Ryvita BACK HORN: Trailblazer
A new site for a few hashers today, always good! We all parked up around the tent, ready for our little foray up the hill. Ryvita was front horn AGAIN, (c’mon hens, Ryvita and Mrs Pingu more than do their bit - we need more front horn volunteers!). Off we trotted down the road, then in right and up a steep rocky slope, only to hear the familiar call of ‘Checking from here.....‘ Being familiar with this site and having laid a run here a few weeks ago for the Hetero Hash, I suspected the on paper may be back up the road and in through the orchards. Hurrah - I was indeed correct, however GM Alison got there first! The on paper was lurking by the fence, so off we ran, through some fairly difficult terrain, due to tree falls, until we reached the bottom of the hill. The paper then took us to the right and before long we were on proper trails. I have to say they (the Ketua Kampung and gang) ‘ve done a pretty good job! Up and up we went, over pretty little bridges, winding round and round, but constantly up - no letting us off! The trails took us past the caves, how many of you spotted them? And finally up to the ridge, which offers a breathtaking view over Brunei Bay. Marcela and Mrs Pingu lead the way to the second check, which if my memory serves me correctly, was down to the left. Mrs Pingu found the on paper at the trig point, which is now home to a lovely little pondok! The perfect place to stop, look around and enjoy one of the best views in Brunei. It is a reminder of how lucky we are to live here.
On we ran, towards the last check, which was ahead and to the right, 3 ways we could go here, I took the easy route - following the Kampung trail down the hill, and struck lucky! The last part of the run comprised a little dash down the hill, a few concrete steps here and there, but not so many as to spoil it. Then lo and behold - we came out to another little Pondok where we found Murphy’s Jungle Bar! The hares had very kindly put on a light refreshment for us. This was very much appreciated after strenuous run. Thank you hares! We then meandered down the concreted trail out to the road and back to the tent.
The shout up was very well conducted by our faithful JMs, hares were down downed for a great run, Madam Sin celebrated her 550 runs - well done! Remiss of me I know, but I can’t remember if we had any FTGs or new members (actually newly wedded Rachel Preece - ed). Smurf did give us a bit of background as to why we were at this site on this particular day, September 11th. I think most of took a moment to reflect and remember those who lost their lives 11 years ago. We then partook in a lovely makan of baguettes and fresh fillings, again, thank you hares. And so the evening wiled away, under darkening Brunei skies, as we enjoyed each others company, as we oft do.
Enjoy this week’s ‘special‘ run, and please bring a chair and a nice Hash t-shirt to have your photo taken in, BEFORE we run. It’s a bit familiar if you did the Spg 339 run a few weeks ago, but a lot were on holidays and so missed it. A bit of a twist at the end though. Enjoy! On on, Pee Wee.
NEXT RUN: SUBOK 309 - CELEBRATION RUN --- bring a chair
HARES: Trailblazer/Pee Wee