DATE: 4 JUNE 2013
SITE: SPG 1046 JLN MUARA, KG SALAMBIGAR
This week's Swedish Run was eagerly anticipated by those who love meatballs and IKEA, and obviously a trek in the jungle!! We turned up to Jalan Muara, some of us driving through rain but luckily it was dry when we got there.
As 5.15 approached it saw a few stragglers making their way to the start point, covered up in anticipation of the promised mozzies!! So with the smell of OFF! in our nostrils we headed off along Jalan Muara and right into what appeared to be a private drive! Having skirted around the edge along a stream we entered the quite different but unexpectedly lovely old orchards where we ran along paths around and up towards the jungle. Those at the front had a moment of confusion where the paper appeared to go left but was then found up ahead so we decided to continue up ahead expecting the other paper to be the out. (That was actually the first check, but hey, mistakes happen!)
On reaching the top of a gentle rise we were all treated to a lovely stretch of water where some took the chance to photograph the scene.
On on we went and through the jungle finding the 2nd and 3rd checks without much bother and dodging the mozzies as we went. A lovely variety with paths, orchards, water and jungle! Although we missed the first check we all enjoyed this slightly easier wander through an area which we may never have discovered if it wasn't for the hash, that's why we love it, expect the unexpected!!
The On On was at IKEA's house where whilst having refreshment we stretched our brains to find any tiny amount of Swedish knowledge we had to complete a quiz all about the land of IKEA! Turns out we don't know much and who knew that Dynamite was invented in Sweden!!! Nicole who was a returning hasher for the first time in a long time apparently knows the most and managed 11 out of 14 in the quiz and hared her winnings of Dime bars amongst us.
It was great to see Hares Ryvita and Ikea dressed in their Swedish clothes and they were so carried away by the occasion that they nearly forgot the presence of their friend and first-time hasher Kym, which led to the Hashit being hsared between them and Satu Lagi whose brief to her guest was sabotaged!!!
After singing to our June birthday girls (Velma, Dizzy & Sue) we were reminded of Hash rules in the jungle and the necessary shouts. Mother Nurture againh enticed us all with her Hash lights job with cute light bulb torches and the job was gratefully taken on by Karlene.
We were then treated to some excellent Swedish fare, meatballs and fab gravy and sauce with scrummy potatoes, topped off with chocolate!! What more could you ask for? Than you ladies!!!
In sync with the Swedish National Day theme - Sid & GI Jane
NEXT RUN: Jalan Kota Batu
HARES: Dizzy & Hillary