Good Hashing conditions for the twenty or so takers. No sun, but warm enough for shorts. No rain, but a good downpour overnight to moisten the tracks.
Joyce and Dave Enticott standing in for absent JM Simon, welcomed a visitor, Jack Street aka 'Maple_Moon' from Canada (via Horsham) and welcomed back Rosie Tekpaki ( Solomon Isles/Chichester) who has been absent having another baby (reminder to the others to consider future pack restocking methodologies).
The hares said that the path was laid in a mixture of flour and cat litter and past a re-laid stretch one needed to be; a forensic scientist to spot the latter (litter), or a cat!
The course was clockwise first heading east with a very slippery
track leading down toward the Stoughton road and then a long slog up a hill
running south. Joyce, Dave Barty and Alan speeding ahead. Jo a little way behind
lead Amanda, Pru, Graham, Rosie and Sue through a short cut and got lost!
Meanwhile the reduced pack sloshed about and had a fine time before getting back to meet up with the others not too long after 12..
The church there is of interest although now no longer used for regular services was a known in the past as a stopping point for Pilgrims who walked from Winchester to Canterbury to see the shrine to Thomas a Becket.
The hashit trophy (a new barely used throne seat) was awarded to Jim for the dual crimes of wearing shorts that were too skimpy to be seen in the company of our lady folk and for insulting Joyce's ponytail (any horse would have been proud of it - ed)
Jack rounded off by suggesting a new way of depositing flour - something like putting flour into a plastic bottle with 5p sized holes in the shape of an 'H'. Humph! As if these colonists can teach Brits how to organise a sport!
Then, as one does, we retold tales of epic adventures in the garden of the Barley-Mo in Walderton to the background music of the spring birds in song and the babbling brook.
So all in all an excellent hash laid by Tim And Robin.