Bodrum Hash House Harriers
Hash Trash, Run 196
Scribe: Doggy Style
Twas the Twixmas Hash and eight dedicated hashers turned up keen to work off the excesses gained over the Christmas period. The RV was at Luvoy’s house, who was busy pruning his bush for the occasion when the hashers arrived. Fishy Fingers opened the circle as stand-in GM and regaled us with trivia about female assassination, which had me slightly worried about what she was planting in the male hashers’ minds seeing as we were shortly heading off into the wilderness. Muffin Muncher then took over as stand-in RA and had us laughing and groaning at her jokes.
And then we were off…up..up…up..up..up. We were soon out of civilisation and heading into the beautiful hills above Turgutreis. The hare had been environmentally conscious with his marks, but Fishy Fingers and I still did a good job of setting the pace and finding the trail. The RA had done an amazing job with the weather, and we were soon all stripping down to the bare essentials as the sun beat down upon us.
The views on the trail were spectacular – giving us a chance to see all around the peninsula (yes, we ended up very high!). We walked through the volcano crater (Muffin Muncher was pleased to find out that it wasn’t active), saw tombs, castle ruins, and had a good spot of scrambling/rock climbing. Just Meral thought Luvjoy had been joking when he pointed out where we were climbing up to – those of us who are more experienced with his trails knew better. All were agreed that it was worth it when we reached the highest point.
Finally, the descent began and Butt Butt set off in her renowned Billy Goat skip down the hillside, whilst the rest of us scrambled down in a less stable manner. Luvjoy had set up an outside dining area for us on the hillside, with views stretching across Akyralar and Turgutreis - the perfect setting for a closing circle. The flasks of mulled wine were eagerly welcomed, and the GM and RA set the circle going. Luvjoy was called in for the first down down as hare, and we all agreed that the route had been far too flat, with too much tarmac and no scenery. There were then down downs for the returnees (Just Meral, Just Nik, Butt Butt, Shitter, Muffin Muncher and Doggy Style), followed by more for those who hadn’t rebelled against the rules and had worn hash gear (the fact that the RA didn’t have any hash gear on just might have swayed this down down!). Many other down downs were awarded, and then the RA treated us to more of her jokes. Some went over the heads of her audience, and one left us wondering greatly about the b*ll*cks of the One Direction band.
As the sun started to set, the circle was brought to a close and Fishy Fingers and I surprised the rest of the hashers by unpacking a traditional British post-Christmas buffet for all, complete with sausage rolls, chicken drumsticks, a large assortment of sandwiches, cheese and pineapple on sticks, potato salad, sherry trifles and Fishy’s legendary cupcakes (Minced meat with brandy butter icing!). It seemed to all go down well. Butt Butt declared it to be the best On On On ever
A big thanks to Luvjoy for setting such a great Twixmas hash and On On On, and to all for their good company on the day. Happy New Year and I look forward to more hashing fun with you all in 2016!
On On, Doggy Style