Happy New Year Hashers!

34 Hashers & a dog assembled at the lavadouro, next to the school in Malveira at 11 am on Monday for an 11.30 start. Hares Pilot Light & Moose Grip set off some minutes earlier to lay a live trail, which proved to be spectacular. The first Rambo loop took the runners through the residential area before heading up into the hills to join the Wimps. The second Rambo loop took them, & a couple of hardy walkers, even further uphill. Throughout the route Hash Views across the rolling terrain to the coast abounded, with the glorious weather affording the best possible vistas.

Substitute Hash Cash, Confuzeus, stepped in as Hash Master. Following appreciation of the Hares’ efforts, stand-in Religious Advisor, No Moor, inducted the following Virgins: Dom Boyle, Simon Heywood, Catarina & Rufus Gylling.  Retornados were welcomed back, namely: Fast Finnish, F2M2, G-String, Hole in One, Master Chef, Out of Gas, Sunflower, Tanker Wanker, Linda Patient, Peter & Gunilla Jeppsson. Finally, Birthdays were celebrated: Confuzeus 121, F2M2 30, Neptuna & No Service both 15, Hole in One & Sassie Lassie both 10. There was one renaming: Tanker Wanker was rechristened Master Tanker, encouraging him to continue participating with LH3.

Special New Year’s Day refreshments of Bucks Fizz were included in the provisions hauled by substitute Beer Meister King Vasa. To reduce waste plastic, Lucky 7 now brings water which can be decanted into Hashers’ own bottles & flasks free of charge. Individual bottles can be purchased for 50 cents.

Hashers are reminded that, until the clocks change again at the end of March, the new meeting time is 1.00 for a 1.30 start.

Bardess (Substitute Hash Scribe)