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Mauritius Hash Trash 377

15-12-2002 Bai Du Cap Patrice & Pratima Curé #377

Patrice & Pratima

Baie du Cap

Ray & Lorraine Davis from Melbourne
Tasha Smith from Auckland

Second Timers:
Sara Carey from Mauritius
Tom Swingler also from New Zealand (Back after about 6 years)

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On On:
The first big challenge was to brave the rain storm which covered much of the island until 9:30. The next challenge was to find the hash site. We were quietly following ‘hash’ signs until we arrived at 2 pointing in different directions. From there on, no more signs ! Just muddy trails. 
By sheer coincidence, several of us met at the top of a hill where we had a discussion. Alan decided to go on a recce. trip (on foot) to see if he could smell out the hares. No luck.
We then decided “to heck with the Hash. Let’s go and find the hunting lodge and relax”.
We found it but the gate was locked. Edwina suddenly arrived with the key and we all parked in the lodge car park. Nice spot with a pretty water fall.
Guess what. It turned out to be the meeting place! The hares arrived at about 11am.
Since the heavy rain had washed all the flour away, Patrice took us on a personally guided tour of the hunting ground. Very nice if a little hilly! With a temperature of about 35 degrees and humidity of 99.9% you can imagine that we were all sweating a little. The brave ones jumped into a muddy pool under the picturesque water fall. The rest of us just stayed smelly. The beer was cool and the food good.

The hare and Alan decided to entertain us with a re-enactment of the dramatic voyage of Mathew Flinders back in 1803 and his landing in Mauritius, which took place near this site.
Phil & Rey represented Australians waving good-by to their great discoverer, Mike Burman represented Mathew Flinders, Gilbert Ferriere represented Governor Deacan, Ella Nimmo took on the demanding role of Flinder’s abandoned wife in England.
All very good so far, the only problem was that there was no action or dialogue ! The show ended to a round of bewildered but enthusiastic applause.

Smelly Blue T Shirt:
Merete has now taken it to Europe for a holiday !

Children’s Award:
No kids in attendance today (only big children)

Hash Food:
A big Thanks to Vidya for her now famous fish vindaye and whole, hot chillies.
(If the vindaye doesn’t get you, the chillies will !)Notices:
1. We are holding a “Hash Bash” at MUG on 28th December at 1900hrs. Rs 100 each which includes a good quantity of beer, BBQ food and disco music. Cash bar for all other drinks.
Keep the date free! You can (should) buy your tickets from Abdul at MUG as soon as possible.
2. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money) on glass bottles (beer, softies)!  Please do not throw them away with the rubbish.
3. The next hash will be deferred for a week in anticipation of headaches on the 29th !
Hash dates as follows:
5th January;
26th January;
9th February;
23rd February and every 2 weeks thereafter as usual.

Scribe, Phil Wright (with additions by Bob) – On On !!!

Next Hash:
Date: 5th January 2003.
Hare: Rey
Venue: Le Goulet
Food: Fazila and Mike
Directions to next Hash to be held at 10 am on 5th January 2003
Hare: Rey

Next Hash planned for Le Goulet

Those coming from the North, at Calebasses roundabout, proceed towards

For those from the south, there is a new access road bypassing Terre Rouge
village towards Arsenal after Terre Rouge roundabout.

At Arsenal, take Le Goulet road. About one kilometre after Petit Gamin
village, is the access to the parking for the run.

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Pin-up of the month

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Supreme Beings:Dave “Shorty” Colbert & Geeta “Tinkerbel” Gopal
Hare Line + Trailmasters:Alan “Strong on” Grihault & Charlie “Scrungebucket” Scrimgeour
Cellarmaster:John “Big John” Maddock
Hash Horn:Robert “Blob” Latimer
Religious Adv/Sex Councillor:Alan “Strong on” Grihault; deputy Eric “Hot-dog” Maard
Barbecue Bearer:Dave “Shorty” Colbert
Ice Maiden:Pieter “Long Zip” Attig
Ha$h Ca$h:Tom & Geeta “Tinkerbel”
Drinks for Wimps ‘n Kids:Bob & Jackie “J & B” Russell
Hash Market:Juliette “Snow White” Colbert
Edit Hare:Sara “Coffee mate” Grihault
Webmaster:Bob Russell

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