DATE: 3 JUN 2014
HARES: ALICE IN WONDERLAND/JENNI FROM THE BLOCK/VELMA
Running late.... really wanted to do the run as it is Mata-Mata and a privilege to be able to enjoy the jungle there. On approaching the road off the roundabout – barrier down! help.... well the H3 sign is there, all good, man popped out of the kiosk, gives him a wave and barrier goes up.
Remembered having to park on one side, but then I can only see three cars..... oops ... I see a sign as I approach slowly, through the rough and up on the other side of the road. The tent is there, all good.
Left the crockery baskets on the table, signed in and caught up with Sticky Rice and Zoe who had just pulled up. Great, some company for the “walk”. Up the usual track and we sent Zoe ahead to set the pace. As we got to the top and wound down to the river bed, we could hear ladies chatting – we found Julieanne lying in paid over the log that we had to cross. We were only one km in and if I remember rightly it was first check, and a few ladies had passed us earlier saying someone was hurt and they were walking out to get help.
Zur and Wonder Woman, and a few others were on hand to try and make Julieanne comfortable. Sticky Rice found some painkillers and handed that over., seems to work for a while. Trailblazer went up to higher ground to try and get reception to check on the “rescue” situation and finally managed to get hold of Smurf and was advised that the ambulance had arrived. Sticky Rice, Zoe and Trailblazer decided as nothing much could be done till the ambulance men arrived, to carry on a bit at least to the top before darkness fell. Off we went again and decided by 6.10 that it was time to turn around and the sun was already setting. Quickly trotted down the hill, slowly looked around the corner where Julieanne was last on the log, and was relieved to find no one was there... oh good, the ambulance men had been, but soon we could hear chattering.... and we caught up with the stretcher with Julieanne strapped in. On stretcher duty were ladies with the ambulance men taking turns. Alice in Wonderland and Speedy Gonzales came in with 100-plus and water as well.
Soon we were relieved to see more men.... the ambulance had called out the Search & Rescue Bomba.... we teased Julieanne that it was rather extreme action to get “men on the hash”, she might get a hashit. Ladies sang songs, and made jokes as the journey out was long and windy and hard. At last after about an hour (we were out) and Julieanne made comfortable in the ambulance and off to Ripas.
The Bomba probably felt they had done much of a rescue and when the barrier was down as they sped off towards the exit, took their calipers out and cut the padlock! Poor Alice in Wonderland could see that was going to be the case, but as she knew the padlock was not attached to anything, tried her best to get there before the deed was done, ... alas too late, padlock snipped! Off the ambulance went.
The excitement of men on the hash soon settled down after 100-plus and water was handed round. The police even came for a little patrol, so not many hash can boast of having all three services at the hash in one evening.
There was no official shoutup... The hares celebrated special runs and thanks for the t-shirts. Velma celebrated her 60th birthday as well. Thanks for the yummy food.
A few of us were left after the main coup left and as we were quietly minding our own business saw a car speed back up, ... it was Alice in Wonderland with a new padlock for the security guard since their padlock had been snipped by the Bomba.... enough of excitement. 9 p.m. and we left the site....
This week should be back to normality.
RUN.... not too long as we would like all to enjoy the Mid Year party.
Part 2 by Psycho-yoda
Twas exciting me tells you
Got a wake up call from the Jessie me did
Someone fell and injured, bad she did
Ok coming over to help? I am
Riding the bike, not so fast must be safe
Arrived to bomba and ambulance I saw
Ladies at tent but many not so
Others in jungle, in darkness there is light
Yummy curry mmmm me likes
Applause and hoorays we shout
When out come the hash with the injured and help
Refreshments around we passed we did
And off to ripas julianne she did
go alone she did not
Help eachother ladies hash do
Would help write the words I did
Remember much the mind does not
There was cake, yes, there was cake
Much enjoyed cake me did
With hashing one must remember
Do or do not there is no try
HARES: TRAILBLAZER/SQUEAK/TWINKLE TOES/WONDERWOMAN & THE CANINES
ONON AT KARLENES.....