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Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low

RunDateHare(s)DescriptionMapRef1:500001:250001:10000 Aerial
7032011-01-16Bambi & Old FaithfulBuriton Queen Elizabeth Country Park SU733197

Note from Tigger:

"I would like to say a big Thank You for the lovely bouquet of flowers - they are really beautiful (all daffodils, tulips and hyacinths) and they cheered me up no end. By the time the weather is warmer I should be back on the Hash, albeit taking all short cuts offered.

With many thanks, Sue"


A brief window of dryness in a mild moist gulf stream interlude opened up just as the eager hashers gathered in the chalky white carpark on the edge of The Queen Elizabeth Country Park.
The Doc brought news that the Lavant was now in full flow, just a little late to help quench our hangovers.
Canman, Bika and Kermit all arrived just as our new JMs made their début by posing a question about the difference in direction of flush swirl between here and the antipodes.

The magnificent hares had laid a fiendish trail devised primarily by Old Faithful, however, as is our custom they described it as dry and flat, and as usual no one believed them.
The trail had to be checked right from the off with Cath's day starting energetically as she took a long falsie way up the hard main path into the park while the rest found the gentler climb over the soft green field to the first check at the tree line.
Already Splasher had managed to offload the Hash-it to young and gullible Thomas who then in turn offloaded it to James as we made our way up to a check on the little plateau where many many trails converge. This knot of trails proved to be just the challenge that the hares had hoped with a little sabotage adding a certain frisson for Torchy, Bika and Pancsi who were each in turn stymied by new strange marks.
Only a lone voice calling on (was it Dr Blood?) could eventually be heard on the lower trail that heads west, so all went that way. Spiderman then found the vertiginous descent off this path through the trees to the lowest trail heading west and emerging on the road at New Barn.

It was an about turn here as the trail led east and started to climb the northern side of the valley only to quickly drop back down to the road and return to a check that had been used on the outward leg, then to re-climb an obscure track on the southern slope to arrive back at the second check (at the saddle), making a double figure of eight, fiendish or what? (don't answer that).
Some of the less energetic recognised where they were and bailed out here while the rest took a deep breath and found the long way back, climbing north east to the top of the park and then down through the brush to the narrow path that drops neatly on to the final furlong of the main path down to the carpark, completing this journey thirty nine minutes after noon.

The JMs seemed to have noticed quite a lot of goings on, Pancsi doing a Mussolini at a falsie, Pink Flamingo tripping over the only log for miles on a wide path, Spiderman going the wrong way round a tree, Splasher for not carrying the Hash-it, various short cutters, but the biggest sin was down to Pancsi for an overheard facetious remark about Spiderwoman's other quarter.
Soon most of us could be found at lower altitude in the Master Robert where the service has improved.

Bambi.

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