Mauritius Hash Trash 347
07-10-2001 Balaclava Tony Barnacle Bill & Eric Hotdog #347
Run on the beach near Oberoi Hotel, Pt aux Piments. Hares Tony “Barnacle Bill” & Eric “Hotdog”. The proceedings started with a singing lesson by “Barnacle Bill” who thought it may be useful for us to learn some military tunes in case we get “called for service” soon. He is getting quite handy with his horn! The run wasn’t bad with a selection of sugar fields, roads, etc. Flat, dry but no mountains or rubbish dumps. It came to a climax with a beer stop (locked up in a car for safety!), followed by a walk back home on the beach in front of several hotels This provided an excellent view of sun bathers, (more than 50% were topless!), specially organised for us by our Sex Adviser!
The marking however caused a few comments due to (a) use of Hotdog’s own code, (b) marks variously on right and left of trail & (c) false trails set on almost every path, track, road etc, etc. Logic also appeared to be a little in short supply even when we were supposed to follow a straight line. “A real Hash !” insisted “Hotdog”. [Editors comment: How did the Vikings ever find America ?] Oh well, it is said that you only need half a mind to become a Hasher, I suppose it only takes a quarter to set a Hash ! The confusion kept the pack togeather anyway. A great day was had by all with an excellent “circle”.
Our thanks to Penny and Merete for providing the food.
Shahjehn Beenesreesing who claimed to have built the Maj Mahal. Mother of three daughters (but she kept them under lock & key).
Loll (no family name admitted)
Alan Buss – friend of Garry Botha
None – So Grand Master took the ‘punishment’
RA: Down, downs awarded to:-
‘HotDog’ for setting the most confusing Hash for the past 100yrs !
Geeta – for trying to cool herself after her casual walk. She was ordered to sit on a block of ice for a long time.
Lady R, Long Zip, Cupid & Sylvia – Servining as representatives for all of the short-cutters.
Gary & Lord Russell – for “doing what comes naturally” on the trail. The latter stated that he was only marking his route so he could find his way home again.
Sybille & Loll – for sitting down on the job.
Special Down, down.
Awarded by David “Shorty” to the hares for screwing up the markings.
Smelly toilet seat award:
To David for comming late ! (did Juliette have something to do with it ?)
Geeta’s corner. Tinkerbel, our fashion adviser, decided to go back to basics with a nappy changing contest. Five male babies (HotDog, Cupid, Hot Pants, Barnacle Bill, Garry) were laid on the ground. Five “mothers” were then appointed to fix them up with nappies and baby powder. Barnacle Bill had borrowed Geeta’s block of ice to prevent himself from getting too excited. The ice melted and mixed nicely with the powder (if the other diplomats could have see him !). Brenda displayed her prowess by “pinning up” Hot Dog in record time. The general state of the end results left something to be desired but all the babies were presented with bibs and the winning baby was given a bottle of sweet orange juce to suck. Baby “HotDog” was allowed to sit on his mother’s lap to drink it.
On 21st October, number 348. To be set by
Directions to next Hash to be held at 10am on 21st October.
LOCATION: Avenue Astrolabe, Albion
DIRECTIONS FROM FLIC EN FLAQ OR PALMA/QUATRE BORNE:
Get onto the Black River Road (the A3) and head north. Continue on the Black River Road a few kilometres past Bambous. At a small village called Canot there is a green sign indicating a left hand turn-off to ALBION. Take this turn-off to Albion which is at the traffic lights next to the St Antoinne Boutique. Head towards the sea down the winding road to Albion. After approx 2.5 kilometres there is sign saying ‘Albion’ and you enter Albion. Keep on the same road for another 800m until you get to some small shops and a restaurant on the right. Immediately after the shops the road splits at a sign for Albion Plage. Bear slightly right at the fork into Avenue Victory. Keep on Avenue Victory for about 250m and take the first right into Avenue Astrolabe. At the end of Avenue Astrolabe is the start and there is on-street parking.
DIRECTIONS FROM PORT LOUIS:
Get onto the Black River Road (the A3) and head south. Go through Petite Riviere and continue for a few kilometeres. Do not take the first turn-off to Albion at the first green sign indicating Albion. Keep on the Black River Road well past Petite Riviere until you come to a 2nd green sign indicating Albion. This junction is at Canot. Take the turn-off on the right indicated by the 2nd green sign at the traffic lights next to the St Antoinne Boutique. Then directions as in italics above.
DIRECTIONS FROM BEAU BASSIN/MONT ROCHES
Get onto Pope Hennessy Street and turn of west (towards the sea) at Raymond Rivet Street. The junction is the traffic lights at the small yellow temple opposite Ding Dong Snack. Carry on Raymond Rivet past St Martin Cemetry and keep going until you reach the Black River Road (the A3). Turn right onto the Black River Road. Go along the Black River road and after about 300m take the first junction on the left. There is a green signpost before the junction indicating Albion and the junction is at the traffic lights at the St Antoinne Boutique. Then directions as in italics above.
|“Blob” Latimer (6963815) & Kevin “Cupid” Murray (2547074)
|Tony “Barnacle Bill” Ward
|Tony “Barnacle Bill” Ward – TonyWard@intnet.mu
|Religious Adv/Sex Councillor:
|Eric “Hotdog” Maard; deputy “Barnacle Bill”
|Dave “Shorty” Colbert
|Peter “Long Zip” Attig
|Tom & Geeta “Tinkerbel”
|Drinks for Wimps ‘n Kids:
|Lord & Lady Russell
|Dave “Shorty” Colbert & Juliette “Snow White”
|Edit Hare and Webmaster:
|Bob Russell assisted by Geeta “Tinkerbel”