Another glorious day, another car park, another reason to get out and see the countryside. A smallish pack (which included guests Nappyrash and Dickhead) vied for a parking space in the shade whilst Belle was accosted by a fellow dog the size of a bear.
Treefeller, Canman and Soapbox called ahead to say they would be late however, by the time the circle was formed, they had arrived. A small wait whilst Canman changed attire and it was over to the hares, Two Ferrets Fighting and Hairbrush.
It was flat, it was dry, it was short – the usual lies. From there on in, I don’t have much to say as I was only asked to write the notes up once we had arrived back at the cars. Hence, I wasn’t really concentrating on where I was or going.
(We headed south, west and north before crossing the road. The trail led us around the bowl to the Honeysuckle & Barnetts Cottages.
We went round the rim, and then at a check, a decision on whether to go up or stay flat. I decided to go up and when I got to the top, unfamiliar marks required me to ponder for a while like Mussolini would. Turns out that once Bambi had joined me at the top, I realised it was a false. Bambi took it all in good grace…..not.
Down a bit, round a bit, through some swamps, a stop for a photo, a fishhook (which caught Olive Oyl, myself, Pancsi and Bambi, although the 4 did look like an M so should only have been the men that went back), overrunning a falsie (Dr Blood and Old Faithful leading Olive Oyl and myself astray) and then Dag falling over and severely hurting her ankle.
Pansci changed into his superhero outfit, came to the rescue and carried Dag all the back to the chariots. Bonnie Tyler’s ‘I need a hero’ was being hummed in his head, I’m sure.
I carried the hash-it back for Dag and kept hold of it for doing a Mussolini, swearing, shortcutting, and other misdemeanours – all of which I totally deny.
We then retired to the Hamilton Arms for Dag to wash down painkillers with potent cider and to watch arrivals at the pub with driving skills to rival Canman!
A great hash so thanks to the hares.