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Trash – Inter-Caribbean Hash 1995

12 May

Inter-Caribbean Hash 1995

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O’GRADYS Tel:462-5392


"THE FIRST" INTER-CARIBBEAN HASH HELD IN TRINIDAD – 28TH – 30TH APRIL 1995

  • DATE:   APRIL 29 1995
  • SITE:   LONGDENVILLE, CENTRAL TRINIDAD
  • HARES:  ASHA/ARTHUR/DENNIS
  • SCRIBE: BUNNY BUTLER

On registration day, April 28th, we finally settled in to our hotel rooms at the Normandie, Alicia’s, Halyconia, etc. After some
F ups in the allocation of our accommodation, we were given
our instructions to meet the buses at the Carib Rugby Club (wherever that was) for our Hash on April 29th. It’s a good thing the overseas Hashers in their walk to the Carib Rugby Club did not follow the direction of the traffic around the Savannah (known as the World’s Largest Round-about”) as they would have developed a new Hash for the day.

The Clan of Hashers from overseas – Antigua, Bangkok, Caracas, Glasgow, Grenada, New York, Florida and St vincent (none from Barbados – poor souls) numbering about 40, were hoarded into the buses ;(with beer of course) along with the POS H3 Hashers also in cars where we were outnumbered another approximately 80 journeying to our first site in the wilderness of Longdenville which was about an hour’s drive from Port of Spain, heading south-east into the hills of Central Trinidad. About 15 minutes from the site through rough terrain, we encountered our first fear as the drive continued through a sand road with numerous trucks loaded with sand passing us along the way. It then dawned on us that we were either nearing a beach or, as it was hinted, we were entering the famous Longdenville Sand Pit – as we observed on arrival endless hills of sand, sand, sand and more sand!

Sad to say smiles from the local Hashers and surrounding residents and truckers greeted us as if to indicate something cynical was in store for us!

After instructions at 3:15pm from the two sets of Hares informing us that there were two separate trails – one for two hours and the other just over an hour take your choice. Conservatively, like all the Antiguan Hashers, I took the shorter run. Anyway, we were off, and almost immediately the first fear came to pass as we had to climb one of these sand mounds slipping and sliding and accumulating tons of sand in the shoes, socks, face, pants … and the cussing started ….Joan nearly gave up at that point, but thanks to Claire who gave her a rear push up consolation, on-on we continued down into the deep sand pit where the cussing and shouting continued only to be faced by two of the Hares, after being lost for a while with no flour as the tracks had covered the trail, in the distance on the flat of a steep sand hill they were waiting to pull us up to the top as there was no other access. Then through the Cashew and Orange estates where we were warned that if we touched the fruit it would be straight jail. I had to advise one of my colleagues, Celia, who was in front of me, closely followed by Scott, not on her trail, as she appeared extremely anxious to prove her agility on her first run in Trinidad, to avoid touching the fruit while running. Meanwhile we continued our way through the scenic orange estates up one or two hills, and after sighting the On-In sign, then across the sand again and back to Base. A good run which perhaps could have been a little longer, despite the heat and humidity which was about 97%. Naturally we were soon cooling down with soda water, sodas and of course Carib beers followed by the spicy Indian delicacy known as “doubles” guaranteed to make your taste buds shake and give you good relief the next morningl After sadly hearing on the radio that West Indies were catching their A., against the Australian bowlers, we were back to the buses, out of the sand dunes and back to Carib Rugby Club and our hotels and guest houses, in preparation for an excellent dinner at the Club and a delightful floor show put on by the Indian Tassa Drummers and their “winer” girls, not to be outdone by the energetic Latin American Trini Hasher, Flor, who seemed bent on outdoing the professional artists, much to the delight of the overseas hashers. Then a great skit was put on by POS H3, imitating their colleagues peculuarities. The Hash Master, Betty Boobs, took the cake for her imitation of Roy Flurves, alias “Pervejrt”, who we must congratulate for organizing the great Inter-Caribbean Hash which is obviously here to stay. Thanks also to all the POS Hashers who ably assisted. The activities continued late into the night with D.J., dancing and more and more beer! For the records, the Antiguan Hashers who went to Trinidad were Joan, Claire, David Pedden, Celia, Scott, Marlon, Alice, Steve Kissoon and myself.

Also thanks to the POS H3 Hashers for the excellent Hash Magazine giving the history of the POS Hash 3 which has been passed on to our Hash Master, Mac, for the records.

A great time was had by all.

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FIRST INTER-CARIBBEAN HASH – TRINIDAD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF “KAISER”

Registration at the Carib Rugby Club on April 28, 1995 for this inaugural Hash. The Antiguan contingent arrived at approximately 5:15pm (Clare, Joan/ David and Kaiser) to find some of the Americans “Good-fart”, “Spermade”, “Foreskin”, the Caracas possee and a few others trucking into their third Carib and/or rum punch. On registering we were given wrist band, T-shirt, bottle opener, water bottle, hash literature and a shoulder bag (Dame Edna and Dickie Doo would have been delighted). Bunny joined us and later on Marlon, Alice, Peter, Celia and Scott.

POS HHH came out in numbers and a real party atmosphere prevailed. The DJ was in good form, with a wide variety pleasing everyone. The T & TEC Steelband also entertained us. Dancing, wining, drinking, eating, frolicking, limbo dancing and the party went on ’til about l:15am. Many of us who went on to Pelican after, regretted the next day on Run II (Bunny will fill you in).

RUN NO 2 – APRIL 30 1995

The beautiful scenic drive through the North Coast of Trinidad, with the vivid yellow flowers of the Poui beautifying the mountainside, and the precipitancy from the road surface falling about a mile down to the sea shore. On to the famous Maracas Bay, where many had their supply of shark and bake. Through Las Cuevas and onto Blanchisseuse to Hash Base. In the usual Roy Purvis salutation “Hash Hush” “F……..g Hush” to get the run on its way.

On On led by Hares Lorin “Dewy Eyes”, Abel and Dave. Half a mile of beach running and “Dewy Eyes” placed the check – made up of a drawn circle (with no dot) stuck to a brown paper bag. On on calls in various directions. We headed through a tunnel viaduct up a water course, but the right trail was on the road, 50 feet above. On on up a steep hill, with the TV crew racing by in their car to get ahead of the pack. Up and still up we struggled in the hot sun before reaching the summit. We descended the hill and lost the trail. Could not find the biodegradable shredded paper. The hounds picked up the trail across a ravine and up and up until the paper signs indicated by way of drawn arrows to swimmers and non swimmers – this trail is a nature lover’s delight, the green vegetation, the shaded cocoa trees/ with tall trees towering above, orchids hanging and dried leaves on the trail. The swimmers made their way down the river into the cold water. Waist high going down stream slipping, crawling, swimming, we reached the pinnacle of this Run. Some said 10 feet, other said 15. With instructions from the hares, how and where to jump into the white water below. It was too late to turn back, so in we jumped (one at a time) with the current pushing us down stream. Hikes full of water, we made our way occasionally trying to seek the river bank where it was possible.

Leaving the watery trail we headed into the shaded cocoa plantation for about 3/4 mile before getting back to cross the river, where the TV crew was waiting to film the event. On in and back to Base for more drinking, mango chow, barbeque, liming, swimming and volleyball. Roy (F) gave the down, downs. POS HM Betty “Boobs” called on “Kaiser” to present the T-shirts sent by AHHH. Before we bade farewell to Blanchisseuse we were asked to form a circle, singing “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” with gestures. The convoy stopped at Las Cuevas for a couple of drinks before heading to the Pelican for more Caribs. Roy went home and replenished the coolers. This was the best run in my fifteen years of hashing. Our thanks to “Dewy Eyes”, Abel and Dave for an excellent run in ideal hashing terrain. In the wee hours of the morning we said our goodbyes. Thank you Roy and all those who helped in any way.

ON ON TO NEXT YEAR.

Hashing in Trinidad – (Newsday Article 08th May 2011)

8 May

Running with friends for beer

Hashing in Trinidad - Trinidad Newsday article 05/08/2011

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Hashing in Trinidad - Trinidad Newsday article 05/08/2011

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Courtesy Trinidad Newsday 08th May 2011

http://newsday.co.tt

Inaugural Inter Caribbean Hash 2012

4 May

inter caribbean hash 2012

Trash Run 776

3 May

Hash Trash Run 776

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HASH MASTER Arthur Seebalack 461-5665 arturo999@live.com
HASH ASS Mumtaz Amarali 625-3617 x29436 mumtaz98@hotmail.com
ON-SEC/ HARELINE Salma Khan 753-8843 salmakhan_10@hotmail.com
HASH C$SH Lorin Paton 622-5806 (O)
HASH BOOZE Nevie Boos 637-3033 (H)
HASH SOFTIES Richard Marlay 351-3694
COMMITTEE Betty Agostini, Karen Hale-Jackson, Ronald Mc Donald, Diane Henderson, Asha Saith
Website Address: http://poshhh.org


RUN DETAILS
RUN# DATE HARES SITE SCRIBE
775 April 16, 2011 Mountain Goats Blanchisseuse Jasmina


Line Break - On-On Feet

Another glorious day and hash on the North Coast!

Although the Mountain Goats are known and feared for ‘plenty hills’, the new extended group of hares offered a slightly more gentle run this time, not without its challenges though.  We decided the bees trail would be too much risk and introduced the beer stop instead (always a winner) with Kailey also advertising people’s food being cooked next to the beers – would a hasher ever be fooled into that? After being led into all directions at the start before heading off onto the right trail through forest and up to a view point overlooking the U- shaping stream, the trail descended to cross the water and up the riverbank to get full view of the waterfall. The stunning waterfall proved enough distraction for people to indulge in a dip (not the focused hard core runners though!) and for the off-duty life guard Doon to miss his whistle and buoy. The run then continued upstream and the shallow and clear stream (or so it was before the runners came) and again life guarding duties were called upon by a few ladies – rightly so they say a life guard is never off duty.
 
Nobody got lost, everybody got a chance for a dip after the run, food and drinks were at hand and the down down kicked off with no delay. No new shoes and no Poofter nominations; an executive decision crowned Jordan, a young boy of about 6-7 years,  Poofter for needing to be fished out when he jumped into the pool and couldn’t feel ground under his feet. We hope such a prize so early in a hasher’s career – youngest Poofter ever- works as motivation and encouragement and will not cause any lasting damage and Jordan we hope to see you again soon on a hash. Out of the possible nominations, a few may also have qualified: the Australian girl hashing in flip flops (but actually have you ever seen an Aussie wearing shoes?) and the English couple who paid $ 400 for a guide to take them to see the Avocat waterfall the day before, only to come back the following day for the hash.

Mahashma introduced a new prize just after the birthday wishes for Doon: the Skinniest Indian Competition which was won by Doon’s son, Kern. I know it is not nice to get older and be beaten by your own son at the same time. There were a few virgins, including the English couple mentioned above and Christiane, who was a first time hare and first time hasher at the same time.

Finally to close off a piece of advice – I didn’t benefit from – for the next hash’s scribe quoted from the last run’s trash #775: "Female hashers be warned – don’t ever let Arthur come near you before the start of the hash!!! That is unless you want to scribe.

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Mahashma's Meditations

I got to the run site a little late. Well may be not a little late just plain late. But at times it feels good to be the H.M. because the hash has to wait for your arrival and you get the best parking. Yes, power and office goes to even the Mahashma’s head.
     
The reason I was late was I got stuck behind a certain car on the Old ROAD to Arima. It was a black PCK Cefiro being driven about 3 m.p.h. and trying to avoid any minor hole on the road. I don’t know who the driver was but next time please leave very early for the hash (like the day before!). I was going to make the driver Poofter but he left early.
  
So there I was with no Poofter on hand, so I remedied the situation by taking an executive decision and picking on the young and defenseless. I picked out the young "undertaker" Jordon. He looked helpless enough it was a straight case of child abuse. The young Jordon not knowing his own height wondered into deep water in the river and to be fished out. So I declared him Poofter and he has set the record for the youngest Poofter ever.

Well done Jordon it is the first step in becoming Hash Master some day. And well done Jasmina for a very good write up, beware I will choose you again.

Once again I failed to find the elusive enlightenment that I seek . I suppose it could not have been found around mountain goats (Doon and Peter) anyway. So ON ON to Ravine Sabe .

Welcome to the Virgins and hope to see you again:Emily, Eva , Suren, Claire & Nick, Edward, Orsun, Martin, Naseed, Anabelle, Christian, Sonia, Rensile, Jordan.

BARBADOS

The room list is now complete and balances are now due. Email me at Arturo999@live.com to know your individual balance.

Hash Lingo
Virgins take note of the meaning of these signs!!!

  1. While on the trail CALL “ON ON” when you see bits of shredded paper/flour! It helps those behind/possibly lost hashers.
  2. “O” – check for the correct trail!
  3. “X” – you’re on the wrong trail! Go back to the check point and start again.
  4. “ON PASS” – to pass someone on the trail.
  5. When you are almost in you would see: “ON IN —->” pointing to the correct direction.
  6. For those who can’t keep up with the ‘3F’s’ (FIT, FAST AND FURIOUS) pack then just go with the ‘Backpackers’  (SMART) pack who just let them do all the work.

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DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT RUN #777

Date: May 14, 2011
Time:  3:30 p.m
Hares: Lorin Paton/David Jamieson/Betty Agostini
RunSite: Ravine Sable, Longdenville
Directions: Take Chaguanas turn off from highway, head west to Longdenville follow main road as it bends to the right (Abel sign here) after approximately three quarter mile turn left off main road to Ravine Sable . Main road bends to right follow road to run site

2011 RECEDING HARELINE

RUN # DATE HARES SITE
777 April 30, 2011 Marlon Newallo Toco
778 May 14, 2011 Lorin Paton/David Jamieson/Betty Agostini Reewat Memorial Run Ravine Sable
779 May 28, 2011 East Infection Indian Arrival Weekend
780 June 11, 2011 The Three Wongs (David, Zachery, Zane) Tamana
  June 23 – 26 Overseas Hash Barbados
781 June 25, 2011 Chris Valdez Alternate Hash, Trinidad
782 July 9, 2011 The Posh Gran Couva
783 July 23, 2011 The Bush Whackers Quinam
784 August 6, 2011 Ivan Charles
785 August 20, 2011 Brian Dookie Anniversary Run
786 September 3 2011 Big Dicks Freeport
787 September 17 2011 Derek De Freitas  
788 October 1 2011 Allister Martin/Simon Wescott/Nathalie  
789 October 15 2011 Randall (Lall) Lyon  
790 October 29 2011 The Bimbos Tobago
791 November 12 2011 Kieron Alleyne  
792 November 26 2011 Central Posse  
793 December 10 2011 Hash Masters Run Christmas Party
794 December 24 2011 Taz/ Ashe  

2012 RECEDING HARELINE

RUN # DATE HARES SITE
795 January 7 The Big Dicks  
796 January 21 Roger Basant  
797 February 4 Betty Agostini Carnival Hash
798 February 18    
799 March 3    
800 March 17 Numbnuts/Blunden/Pinny/Reina  
801 March 31    
802 April 14 Doon  
803 April 28 Colin Sorias Cumana
804 May 12    
805 May 26    
806 June 9    
807 June 23 Wahid  
808 July 7    
809 July 21    
810 August 4    
811 August 18    
812 September 1    
813 September 15    
814 September 29    
815 October 13    
816 October 27    
817 November 10    
818 November 24    
819 December 8    
820 December 22    

Run Directions Run #778

3 May

Run Directions – Run#778 May 14, 2011

RUN DIRECTIONS
RUN #778
DATE May 14, 2011
HARES Betty/ Lorin/ Alastair/ David Jamieson
RUN SITE Ravine Sable, Longdenville
TIME 3:30PM
MAP
DIRECTIONS Take Chaguanas turn off from highway, head west to Longdenville follow main road as it bends to the right (Abel sign here) after approximately three quarter mile turn left off main road to Ravine Sable . Main road bends to right follow road to run site.