Monday, May 26, 2014

RUN NO. 2387 DIPLO 20MAY14

RUN NO 2387
DATE 20 MAY 2014

Back at good old Diplo for Smurf’s celebratory run. As I always arrive late due to work I was looking forward to doing the whole run when I was told it was a short one. Squeak was just about to go in with a guest when I headed in with one of my sisters. Lovely walk in but I took it slow downhill due to my phobia of falling and injuring my ankle so we quickly lost sight of Squeak after a while. Came down to a fork in the path and followed the left one where we had seen Squeak disappear down. After a while we realized we couldn’t see paper anymore so backtracked to when we last saw it. Right at the fork in the path, paper went down the right so we followed that. Saw that it was first check. Led us right up to the stream which we crossed twice to look for the connecting paper but couldn’t. After spending a while searching all avenues and hearing the rumble of thunder we decided to turn back rather disgruntled. Saw some lovely pitcher plants on the way back. Was told that Squeak actually went the right way (as she was one of the hares) and if we had continued following her we would have found the connecting paper. Check paper was not laid through properly which led to our confusion. Fortunately Smurf’s punch (ironically mixed by Psycho) was there to cheer me up as was the lovely company topped off with fish and chips for dinner! Hope you ladies enjoyed this week’s run! On on! 

I started the run ten minutes late as was helping Duchess of Cambridge deliver water due to prior school commitments. Hashhound was busying herself getting things together as Wonder Woman was otherwise occupied with settling her husband home after his accident – we wish Arnold speedy recovery. 

Once signed in I raced in – waved to someone in the distance on what I believe to be the out trail – I must be needing glasses to see – but I could guess who it was (I am not telling). Sped down the track following Legally Blonde who has been missing quite a few hashes (few? Mega!) and the ladies missing their G & Ts. Cross the stream and then caught up with the others at first check.  Crossed the stream and then heard the on called back.  When back check is called, this is where the back horn is very useful in guiding hens who have gone checking back to the on as there would be no paper to follow and they can only rely on the horn to get back on track – a good tip too is always go checking with someone and if you are on your own, let someone know you are out checking so they will ensure you are back with the group in case you cut back ahead.  AS Jessie said, unfortunately first check was not linked properly and she was unable to finish the run as coul not find the check.  Ladies, when the check is called, the one on the check must pick up the paper plus those on the way back to the “on” so that those coming in after will have paper to follow.  Also, if there is a different colour hens will also be able to recognise that it was the first check and decide whether they want to turn around or carry on depending on time reaching the  coloured paper. 

As usual the trail wound around and as promised the hares had found trails without hills! But alas, Sid and I on second check decided to go down the ridge and when the “on” was called back – again (hang on, I thought that was my trait – back checks.... most times.....) we were both down the bottom o the ridge and had to clamber back up... that was our hill we found.  Perhaps we (more so SID than me!!) decided we needed some extra workout to get our Sportstracker statistics looking good not to mention calories burned. 

Once 2nd check was found, the trail was easy and we as we left the stream  we came upon a group of ladies knee deep looking for a lost phone – which was eventually found – hope our visitor was able to get the phone going again. On back to the trail as we headed out within the hour. I did mutter as I found the on paper on 2nd check that it was not linked...... we were lucky no one got left in the jungle as we stayed together and easier to find our way out! Next lesson needed regarding how to link the paper after we learn how to call “on, on, on, paper” lol. 

I helped Smurf lay her run and virgin hare mona came along. We did the recce and laid the run with the help of 2/3 of the canine unit. Of course at the end of it, while we wait for the hash to go into the jungle, we toasted a "happy birthday amber-beverage-that-shall-not-be-named" to smurf. And two fags later … we were back out at the tent. the usual business of loading and unloading of hash gear, change of attire... have a fag and an amber-beverage-that-shall-not-be-named while I sit at the back of my car.

Of course such 2 minutes peace is soon broken with the sound of smurf yelling …. ive the tonic, ive the cultured water, ive the juice, ive ice ….etc etc etc..... so yep... you guessed it... I made the punch. I should have put a warning label on "SUPER HAPPY JUICE - MADE BY PSYCHO - CONSUME AT OWN RISK" hahahaha...well seeing the word PSYCHO should already put you on your guard and if you haven't and you had the punch...well you learned the hard way.  

Sid made a birthday cake, a lovely melt in your mouth chocolate that smurf stabbed hahaha... there were a few announcements that I absolutely do not remember, jances and somebody else got the hashit... hash hound had a last minute I feel guilty splashing them with water and threw it in a big sweep that didn’t hit anything... possum to the rescue and hashitters were well doused. 

NEXT RUN: DST – Watch out for the beautiful flowering Simpur and great pitcher plants. Remember to wear longs of everything. the grass is as tall as a flag pole. 


J, T & P

Next run: DST
HARES: Trailblazer/Psycho/Jessie
Wear longs..n lots of spray. Enjoy the pitcher plants n the flowering simpur.

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