The Famous Five take on the Rest of the World (RotW)
Nineteen hashers congregated at Bar Las Delicias in Lubrin. The directions had said to take the fourth turning to the village but some thought they could manage it a different way. They wandered as lonely clouds but eventually found their way and the brewing ‘domestic’ was headed off with an injection of caffeine. Others strolled in at the last minute, missing the coffee, but in time to observe the minute’s silence before we set off.
The Famous Five – hare Prickly, Doggie, Key Fob, Petal and Vlad – ambled off to follow the ever so subtle markings. Past the cemetario, up and over barking dog hill being very brave indeed and down the other side to the tennis courts. It had become only too apparent by then that Doggie was an FRB who checked out the checks before the rest of us even got to them. Down down Doggie! Down on to the rambla, Petal manfully joining Doggie for one check, before retreating to keep company with Vlad who was developing knee problems. After a quick dog leg through the pueblo we ascended the stairs to heaven and across the main road to take a gentle jog towards Alameda. KeyFob broke ranks and joined Doggie’s splinter group. They moaned on about lack of marks. The remaining trio contentedly chatted and jogged until we regrouped to tackle a stony overgrown rambla that took us under the Bedar road and on the way to Alcarria. Prickly tried to rein Doggie in with talk of a fishhook but he refused to take the bait. He needed to see it with his own eyes even though it was clearly described as invisible. What can you do? 5 miles up and down, and we were back before the RotW. Bad planning as the beer master was with the walkers. The FF took refuge and a recovery drink in the bar. The RotW ambled back 10 minutes later rubbing their bellies and telling unlikely tales of having stopped at the poligono for bread and honey. Would you believe it?
Down downs for Doggie, for Over de fence (aka beermaster), in what was a clear breach of human rights Over De Fence was required to take a down down for the absent WAG. ArseOgler committed a serious misdemeanour in relation to technology and Puff for watering the campo
At which point your scribe hands over to 2Hats to tell some porkies about what the RotW got up to while the FF stayed loyal to the Hash by actually running, a bit….)
The hash kept in the spirit of lest we forget and was a timely reminder to the hares of the purpose of markings. In the spirit of remembrance the walkers stood at a memorial to one of the dead from the Spanish Civil War. This war thing gets everywhere. On a lighter note the walkers also visited the olive oil and honey-making hub of Lubrin. There was residual evidence of honeypots being licked accompanied with well-oiled tostadas- a delicacy in these parts. Puff also raised an objection about being down downed for watering the campo when in fact he had used en-suite facilities in the yet to be completed 5star hotel complex in Lubrin. This was deemed as splitting hairs and rightly overlooked.
Prickly and 2Hats