We were directed to park away from the garden centre parking and go over near the Birds of Prey area. Mc Fee told us the usual blurb and reminded us we had to be out of the car park by 5.30 otherwise we would be locked in. A good gathering of hashers this month with 2 new virgin A2Bers – Scoop & Hardlards from Haldon Hash. Mavis volunteered to be RA & Bilko volunteered to scribe.
We jogged thru the village of Ipplepen and then out onto bridlepaths. About a couple of miles into the trail the shorts came upon a check and despite checking for quite a long way along each path we couldn’t find any marks, in fact Whisperer claims he did an extra 2 miles searching for the correct route. One of the hares turned up but he hadn’t laid this bit so we were none the wiser. We were thinking all was lost so went back to the check again and hurrah a hare had been thru and showed us the correct way.
Scouting 4 Boys – who declined a free sample offered at the bar – which turned out to be beer.
There were a couple of others but they had already left.For the first time in hashing history more water than beer was drunk at the down-downs (not including S4B obviously)