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Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low

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7332012-03-11Pansci, Mussollini & SplasherEbernoe - Streel's Lane SU976278

The vicar of Holy Trinity was a bit disappointed that the occupants of all the cars that crowded the church car park and approach road were not worshippers coming to repent their sins. Sinners ?, probably, Hashers definitely, repentant unlikely.

There was a welcome for visitors, Nappy Rash (Haunch of Venison HHH, Salisbury) and from Stockholm Sir Clever Dick and once again a returning Malibog. Hash Angel brought one of her mates Catherine along, Joyce made one of her infrequent appearances as did Ben who seems to have grown by a foot since we last saw him.

The lightly overcast eleven degree dry day matched the forecast, however the big lumps of shiggy on the hare's legs indicated that moisture would be encountered bye and bye. Our JMs arrived only just in time and quickly allowed the hares to take all of thirty seconds to tell the usual lies, point west and say "go".

After a few easy checks around the small pond we emerged from the woods on Streel's Lane by the cricket pavilion where the sudden wide open space (which is the site of the famous annual Horn Fair) dispersed the pack in all directions looking for flour. We were here a while until we noticed that Joyce who had headed west along the road had not returned.... so we followed and after a bit of tarmac bashing ended up at a check on the sharp bend at the corner of Willand Wood where Joyce's luck ran out as she chose a long falsie. The hares called for a regroup and behold Snake Charmer and Beer Pump joined us better late than etc.

After a bit of faffing about we discovered the next check a short distance away at the top of Blind Lane and practically the whole pack headed south down the lane following the easy to find trail through all kinds of shiggy to find it false. Returning to the road, we were at a loss as to where to go next, until hare hints raised the possibility that the previous check might have been re-laid, a classic trick executed perfectly.

So back we went, to find a nice true trail through Willand Wood where we had to jump the stream, mount the small slope and go on the wrong side of the hedge on to Erbanoe Common. A roughly anti clockwise loop on the common visited all the shiggy spots that the Hares could find with Malibog seeming to make all the right choices and using his whistle to good effect.

Soon we were on the banks of Furnace pond, where Beer Pump lobbed a stick so that Iggy could show off his doggy paddle on the fetch, and we arrived at the On-In after one hour and ten minutes of challenging hashing on unfamiliar ground.

At the circle there were many compliments to hares for the trail which was worth the longer than usual commute. Our JM pointed out that Ben who was wearing army boots had been power walking faster than he could run, that Splasher had been playing his usual hare tricks, and that Beer Pump had broken rule 962, subsection 12, clause 8 by not carrying the Hashit (again!). However it was Joyce that took the award for still being too much of an FRB.

Rehydration occurred in The Stag Inn at Balls Cross which is renowned locally for being a tremendous pub for country pursuits, simply furnished but full of rural character.

On On! Bambi.

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