Run 146 was to be an away day , former Bodrum residents and hashers I Loves Punk and Pubic Enemy No 1 left the suburbs of Bodrum last year to move to the countryside that is Yesiltepe , after some discussion they decided they would like to set a hash to show off their new surroundings and quell the curiosity of the natives who hadn’t a clue what hashing was, thinking it was something to do with an illegal plant maybe ! So off 12 of us set in a minibus , 2 in a car and 1 other (on his own to round some more keen virgin hashers). The hares had mustered up a good bit of interest with 17 local residents joining in the fun, so in total there were 37 keen hashers for the run.
The RV was none other than the hares home which gave us a great chance from the position on the hill to scope the landscape and the chance to hash in a place most of us had never seen before , the hares were called in for the usual tall tales , flat short etc etc. The RA called in the FRB from the previous hash which was lightfoot and then he was called back in to receive the HONer for taking the first dip in the sea after the previous hash . So with the hares sending us off in the right direction off we set most of us sporting green as it was the St Patricks day hash .
We headed off through the scrub land and it was a pleasant change to have no clue where we were and instead of guessing the right direction we had to rely on the markings put down with flour and bits of stick in the shape of arrows , there were a few marks missing but given the amount of goat prints it was no surprise . After a while the pack began to spread out the runners long gone , regular hashers and fit guests then the strollers who were happy enough chatting and generally enjoying the scenery and company. At some point the group I was in lost the markings but luckily the RV was distinctive on the top of a hill so we knew the general direction ( otherwise we could have been missing for days given the terrain) . Back at the RV in dribs and drabs everyone returned to enjoy a cold beer , it was all in all a very good trail.
When everyone had had a chance to catch their breath the circle was called and there were lots of down downs due , first in were the hares to be booed and called for their lies and rubbish trail . Followed by lots of non male virgin hashers and male virgins 17 in total . With so many virgins the down downs were coming thick and fast no sex on the hash , pocket billiards , tea pots over and over the novices made basic errors much to their bemusement. Then the GM called in myself and Knockers to receive our 50th run mugs and full to the brim we had to down it( memorys of my naming day came to mind but I managed to neck it and then didn’t run to the nearest bush to throw it up). The GM then called myself in to thank me for organizing the transport but I was a bit overwhelmed or inebriated and kept forgetting myself and impersonating Comes Too soon . On On On was called and off we went to eat.
The On On On took place in the only establishment for many a mile and took the form of a BBQ which was much welcome when it arrived after a long day for the Bodrum Hashers , after eating and consuming more alcohol we set off back for the hour or so trip back in good spirits and having left a good impression on the Yesiltepe community ( or so I hope) . So heres to many more away day hashes !
On On Fishy Fingers !!