When and Where is the next One?

You talk like Marlene Dietrich
And you dance like Zizi Jeanmaire
Your clothes are all made by Balmain
And there's diamonds and pearls in your hair
When you go on your summer vacation
You go to…
Maganosc, Bargemon, not just Juan les Pins!

Next Hash – Run 960 Bargemon 10:00 for 10:30 start

H3 Trail Invitation
Hash 960, 17 Oct 2021
Where Next my Lovelies?

Hares: Pullit & Lonely  

And next up on Riviera Hash bucket list of dreams is Bargemon, medieval town tucked beneath cyclists’ challenge Col de Bel’homme. Don’t worry we won’t climb as high as the goats (though you may distantly smell the billies!)

Are you looking at my Nannies?

Our trails for runners & walkers will start in the town. Walkers will be ferried by car out of town to synchronise our meeting at drinkstop from a recently constructed point du vue. A few runners will be asked to carry minimal refreshment, we meet for the company & view (poles could be useful). We return to the car park for circle then lunch in the town centre, 2pm.

Our Lunch venue not our Car Park!

START 10 for 10:30am at Car Park near village centre, Bargemon 83830, to be confirmed according to numbers.  

Directions: Head for main church in the town, Eglise Saint-Etienne either on D25 (via Callas) or D55 (via Clavier)

If you want to eat lunch, you must confirm by noon on Friday 15th Oct, so restaurant can shop for us before weekend.

This is absolutely NOT Pullit taking her dog for a walk….

When and Where is the next One?

Next Hash – Run 959 – Bois de Gourdon Pre Du Lac 10:00 for 10:30 start

Hashy birthday Iron Lady!

Hare: Buns the KILLER HARE!!!

Octoberfest is upon us!

Put on your best dirndls on  and your tight lederhosen and we’ll party the afternoon away in our Italian themed french run restaurant to celebrate a German drinking tradition?!

Let’s gather at 10:00 for a 10:30 start at the Bois de Gourdon off the D3 (before Gourdon)

Lunch will again be at the very popular Capriccio Restaurant. Fixed menu (with a degree of flexibility. Yes SMT we will have a vegetarian option for you!

I need to have everyone who plans to dine with us to let me know if they will dine with us so I can prepare the restaurant.

If you are going to the restaurant after the hash, Please respond by email to: inordahlnc@gmail.com

To get to the run site and the restaurant:

We have a couple of options. As the parking area at the run start point isn’t huge, carpooling from Pre du lac, where the restaurant is located is a good option. It’s up to you and your friends to organize this.

A) meet at or near the Capriccio restaurant for parking, and then carpool up to the starting point at the Bois de Gourdon

What Three Words for the Capriccio restaurant – drowsing.condoned.exhaustion

B) Meet at the Bois de Bourdon for the start of the run

Sorry for the last minute change of run Location, but due to the presence of a large hunting group, we were forced to find new territory to avoid being shot! Our new starting location has been used by me in previous hashes, so many of you will be familiar with this location.

The What Three Word is:
mutant.mandates.honeysuckle

It is located just south of the Pre Du lac Post office.

Another reference point is it is across the street on a side lane from the Costamanga in Pre Du Lac.

This is very close to the the Capriccio restaurant, so we could leave our cars here and walk to the restaurant if you choose.

To get there from Antibes…

follow the road to Biot, Valbonne, on the D3 go via Opio and then direction Chateauneuf (Pre du Lac) the Costamagna is on your right.

At this roundabout take the 3 exit (heading back south and you will see the post office veer right on the small back road to the parking area.

From Nice…

take the A8, and exit at Villeneuve-Loubet, stay right and follow the D2085 through Roquefort les Pins and Le Rouret. When you get to Pre Du Lac, take the 4th exit (heading south) towards the post office, take the first exit and veer right onto the small back road to the parking area.

10:00 gathering for 10:30 start

Thanks, Buns/Ingrid 06 82 11 80 78

Please make sure you email me if you intend to eat at the restaurant.

Look forward to seeing all our friends in their worst German attire to celebrate Octoberfest!

Thanks,

If you have any questions or get lost en route. My number is: 06 82 11 80 78

OnOn! Buns (Ingrid)

Walkers Report #958 – No Satisfaction, Pilchard and the Belle Epoque!

Hares: No Satisfaction And Pilchard

Run report  958 a walker’s  view

the version with pictures is Here

‘Where do you go to my Lovelies?’ asks Peter Sarstedt.

Well it depends on your SatNav- mine took me round in a couple of circles before arriving  at the designated meeting point in Juan les Pins. Undoubtedly the what3words   realness.difficult.atoning was  the appropriate reference if you were trying to find a parking space.

Trying to find  a good  what3 words square is always interesting- would  overheating. sweat.conditioning  nearby  have been  off putting? Or silliness.descriptions.longish  been  accurate?

We set off down avenue Notre Dame, a road lined on both sides by huge old olive trees- was this once an olive orchard? But then  I couldn’t remember whether I had locked my car  so I set off back to check. Of course it was locked;  so now I had to catch up, hoping that  it would be easy to follow the trail and catch the group.

There is a public WC  at the edge of the Pinede, which is a useful thing to remember, so I took advantage of this and on coming out I met Fairy Plunger. He  was looking lost and had been late  for the start due to a drive up to Tourrettes sur Loup to search for his  phone which it turned out he  had dropped inside his vehicle. So we both had to look for the trail as by now the walkers group must be miles ahead. Arrows pointed down to the path along the sea edge. We went through a very nice  restaurant; I bet it was a bit too close to the water’s edge when the wind got up  at lunchtime.Then further along the path there were sun worshippers  getting  top-ups to their tanned bodies. Now it is questionable whether you should look towards  them- will they be the beautiful female bodies and the handsome Adonises? or will they be  tubs of lard lounging like overweight seals.  Best not to stare. Chalk marks and flour  were easy to follow until we got to  the boatyard where the trail could not be seen; but then we got back to the road and I noticed an arrow up the Chemin du Crouton.

Markings here were easy to follow. Although we were passing  many  expensive villas  there is little visible of what must be behind the walls. Only a villa called Mistinguett   had a very fancy gateway- no plaque on the road to say that Mistinguett lived here- she was apparently a famous music hall dancer known for her legs- she must have revealed a couple of inches above her ankles  and driven men mad. One of the most famous villas on the Cap D’Antibes was the Villa America owned by Gerald and Sara Murphy in the Twenties but the villa itself was  rather unprepossessing- fame came from the parties and the guests who came.

‘To The Lighthouse’ is almost the motto of a hash set by No Satisfaction. Fairy Plunger didn’t think we were anywhere near the lighthouse, but there it was ahead of us. The way up  was to follow the Chemin du Calvaire , a rocky penitential path leading up to the chapel of the Garoupe. In July each year there is a procession  bearing a statue from the cathedral in the old town of Antibes to the chapel so the last bit up the hill must be difficult  as the path would not pass any health and safety regulations.. As Fairy Plunger and I got there, hoping for the beerstop, the walkers group was  preparing to leave as there had just  had a shopping break at all the stalls around the Chapel. No Satisfaction said that the beerstop was   just down the hill. So we continued down and soon we were at the main road  by the beach. The road is Boulevard du Bacon but I have no idea  whether the road is named after Francis Bacon, ( a 13th century philosopher and Franciscan friar), Roger Bacon ( a philosopher and adviser to Elizabth I and James I ) or Francis Bacon ( a recent painter known for  particularly tortuous portraits of popes). None of these I suspect.  There is a Restaurant de Bacon which you would hope  specialises in bacon sandwiches for all the walkers and joggers going round the Cap, but I don’t think you could get a BLT there. The recent trip advisor comments are not very favourable.

More to the point was the beer stop on the other side of the wall from the road. Farty Bum had not been warned to supply bacon flavoured crisps but the beer and crisps and chocolate! were most welcome. It was a delightful spot  with views to the old town of Antibes and the baie des Anges, with great views of a sailing regatta where the boats were heeling over beautifully in the offshore wind which had developed.

After the beerstop photos we started back. I thought I was following  the group but apparently not- I was the only walker to do the trail back which went through a path through the woods after a couple of tricky paths. No Satisfaction had devised a shortcut for the walkers group who were all back at the start by the time I got there.

RUN Report #955 – Sadist, Pilchard and the Alien Invasion of Vence!

Hares: Sadist And Pilchard

Starting in the depths of the forests of Vence, outside a cemetery, our rather small group gathered for another sizzling Hash run/walk.


Our hares, Sadist guiding the walkers and Pilchard attempting to guide the walkers set out on a twisty falsie filled event. 

Under the careful scrutiny of the pompiers, we set off into the tinderbox of the forest.

Smelly Poo immediately showed her form and left all the other runners in her dust. As we encountered a tricky check with numerous possibilities a gracious Pilchard subtly indicated the correct direction, or we would have been there for an hour or so looking for the trail. On on and and away to the next check. Buns, headstrong, assumed incorrectly a lazy falsie, and Pilchard was again enlisted to shepard her back to the pack. Eventually the runners and walkers briefly met up and then we staggered uphill out of the shade of the forest, into the shimmering heat of city roads. 

Here we were stunned by and alien space ship, but no worries, we all ran so fast the none of us were probed!

The Aline craft was spotted, despite its camouflage

After that terrifying encounter off we went on a perpetual uphill until we realised we weren’t on trail. A mystifying semi covered blob of flour sent us up and up until we realised we were running blind. After consulting with Pilchard, we finally encountered the real trail and we chugging along until we encountered the great pumpkin patch

A pod that will be a human clone was growing near the ship.

As there was no sign of Charlie Brown or Linus, off we trudged under the glowering Baou of Vence. Here we sighted a Mansion perfectly situated to make us all feel inadequate. Oh well, we should, as Hashers, be used to this feeling.

The Alien base, disguised as a luxury mansion.

We finally encountered the walkers again, and soon saw the blessed oasis of the beer check. Situated on a busy roundabout with Giraffes overlooking the puzzled drivers, we greedily poured the beers down our parched throats. Pilchard was so out of it he mistakenly guzzled a non-alcoholic beer, and produced some disgusting sound to indicate his disgust. 


The walkers and runners, now nourished, proceed on their way with slightly changed numbers as Buns faded into a walker.

A nice ramble back into the woods finally led us back past the vigilant pompiers, where we circled up and assessed the run/walk

The Aliens who have taken over the bodies of Hashers

I can’t remember all the down downs, but it seem to me that Buns had apparently committed numerous infractions.


We finally brought out chairs and meals and enjoyed a picnic. Pre-stressed kindly brought along some shrimp salad to share (as well and the always appreciated gin and tonics)


Iron Lady also brought a couple or desserts for all to enjoy.

Another successful hash cums to and end!

When and Where is the next One?

This week, your HARES ‘No Satisfaction’ and ‘Pilchard’ invite you for an outing in the area of Juan les Pins.

Our HASH coincides with the ‘European Heritage Weekend’  so thanks to be respectful when charging around any cherished cultural sites.

When: Sunday 19, September, 2021

Time:   10:00 for  10:30

Where: The park next to ‘Chateau de la Pinede’,

15, Avenue Edmond d’Esclevin
016160 Juan les Pins

On-In:  Lunch 13:30

L’Escale Restaurant, 8, Bd. Edouard Baudoin, 06160 Juan les Pins

BRING YOUR HEALTH PASS – or ‘No Entry’

Price: 25 euros

Starter/main-course, large glass of wine. 
There is a vegetarian option

The restaurant is walking distance from our starting point, so  no need to move your car.

Interested??? Of course you are and to get swept back in time.. see below!

‘Where do you go to, my Lovelies?’ (Quote: Peter Sarstedt 1969)

Directions:

What three words:

realness.difficult.atoning

If you don’t use the ‘What 3 Words’ app – then try these instructions – at your peril:

From Autoroute 8, Exit  ‘44’
Follow the signs to ‘Juan les Pins’ (D35 bis), green signs.

At the ‘Rondpoint Antibes les Pins’ (with McDonald’s on your right) –
turn left towards ‘Juan les Pins’ (white sign) along ‘Avenue de Cannes’
After ca 3 km, the road splits and there is no sign post, but bear right into ‘Bd Raymond Poincare’ towards Juan centre.

Keep on this road ca 2 km then turn right into ‘avenue Admiral Courbet’ following signs to ‘centre ville’, ‘Palais de Congres’ and ‘Office du Tourisme’.

At the roundabout turn left onto the sea road ‘Avenue Guy de Maupassant’.

If you follow the signs to ‘Palais de Congres’ and the ‘Office du Tourisme’ you will notice the road becomes ‘Bd du Président Wilson’, then right into ‘Bd Baptistin Ardisson’

At the roundabout in front of the big new ‘Palais de Congres’ turn left into ‘Chemin des Sables’ then after ca 200 m, right into ‘Avenue Edmond d’Esclevin’.

Find the chateau, at number 15 on your left, see the park entrance and park anywhere in that street or the next left, ‘Rue Albany’.

We start quite early, so there should be parking spaces.  Generally parking on the pavements is tolerated here, if you leave some space for pedestrians to pass.

Hope to see you there!

No Satisfaction + Pilchard

Mobile: 0617401343

When and Where is the next One?

R*N 9xx – Flaming September?

Date: September 5th, 2021

Where –  Back of Beyond Montaroux

Your Hares: Prestressed and Pilchard!

Meeting time –  at 11.00 for 11.30 Start

Join us for a memorable Hash in the beautiful forest of Montauroux.


Our restaurant choice will be hosting more than 130 fishermen on Sunday, so let’s be the ones that “got away”, and hold our own bring your own picnic in the forest. The setting is idyllic shady forest, but completely au-naturel, so make sure to bring picnic accoutrements, such as chairs, picnic blankets, etc. And your own food of course.


Location:       WhatThreeWords – motors.repack.enhanced (directions below)

Contact:         06 2813 6759

Directions:

In order to avoid the wash away gullies on the route that your GPS will take you, amended route directions are below

A8 Exit 39 Direction Fayence/Montauroux

After 8.5km, Roundabout 2nd Exit Direction Montauroux
After 3.5km, Pass Through Montauroux Village
IGNORE Road to Left to Callian, Straight onto Rue Sainte-Brigitte
After 200m, Left onto Chemin du Puits
After 300m, Roundabout, Straight onto Bd du Belvedere
After 700m,  Ignore Chemin de l’Affama on left
Follow Bd du Belvedere
After 800m Turn Left onto Chemin du Clos du Roland
Continue for 700m (final 200m on smooth gravel)
Enter Forest Clearing and Park near Large Green Water Tank.

A8 Exit 39 Direction Fayence/Montauroux
After 8.5km, Roundabout 2nd Exit Direction Montauroux
After 3.5km, Pass Through Montauroux Village
IGNORE Road to Left to Callian, Straight onto Rue Sainte-Brigitte
After 200m, Left onto Chemin du Puits

After 300m, Roundabout, Straight onto Bd du Belvedere
After 700m, Left onto Chemin de l’Affama
Follow Road to Right onto Chemin des Clauveaux
After 800m Gravel Road Care! Gullies
Enter Forest Clearing and Park near Large Green Water Tank.

Please let Prestressed know (prestressed@gmail.com) if you plan to attend

OnOn!

Prestressed


+336 2813 6759
+339 8755 4045
+4479 0359 7104

Remember: The On On will be a bring your own picnic, plus something to share if you feel generous

When and Where is the next One?

R*N 959 – Feeling Hot Hot Hot in the Forest

Date: July 22nd, 2021

Where –  Woods near Roquefort-les-Pins

Your Hares: Supermarket Trolley but no Pilchard!

Meeting time –  at 09.30 for 10.00 prompt start

HHHi All

There has been a slight change of plan, SMT will be the hare for this Sunday’s Hash, with Perpetual Motion setting his Hash a little later in the year.

Details

Hash: Sunday 22 August – Roquefort-les-Pins (9h30 for 10h00 start)

Hare – Supermarket Trolley – m. 06.14.67.79.87

The Hash on Sunday, August 22nd ,  will start from the Parc Sinodon (where we had a Hash picnic last July), behind College Cesar, which is opposite Stade Jean Chiappe (from where we have started a number of Hashes in the past), on Route de Roquefort (D204), between Rouquefort-les-Pins and Valbonne.  

9h30 for 10h00 start.

The trail will be in all in the forest with plenty of shade and not much climbing. Walkers, bring hiking poles if you have them.

The On On will be a bring your own picnic, plus something to share if you feel generous, there is a designated picnic area next to the parking, bring chairs and picnic mats if you have them, in case the picnic tables are already taken.

Pasta in my Pants would like to join us, but needs a lift from the Nice area. If you can oblige, please liaise with him at the email address. paolo_castelli@yahoo.it

Directions

What3 Words, near to willows.duplicates.eagerly

From Nice direction, exit A8 at Antibes, take the Route de Parc towards Sophia Antipolis, go straight over the traffic lights in Sophia, 200 m later go straight over Bouillides roundabout with big wooden arches, after 2 km go straight over roundabout,  after a further 2 km you will come to the Forum roundabout, with the Blue Lavande Hotel straight ahead, turn right at this roundabout going towards Valbonne on Route de Cannes (D3).

Just as you approach the old village of Valbonne, you will see the new Marie on the right, take the next right turn onto Avenue de Pierrefeu , with the Church on the right. At the end of this road is a roundabout, go straight ahead in the direction of Roquefort-les-Pins on the Route de Nice / Route de Roquefort (D204) , after 1.5 km you will pass the English Garden Centre on the right on a sharp bend. After 1.5 km you will come to 2 mini roundabouts very close together, with the College Cesar on the left and Stade Jean Chiappe on the right, at the second roundabout turn left following sign to Parc Sinodon, behind College Cesar, for 300 m to the parking area.

From Biot, take the Route de Valbonne (D4) towards Valbonne, after approx. 4 km you will pass the Domaine Val d’Azur on the right, after 50 m you will come to a roundabout with a giant iron man painted  blue and yellow. Take the left exit (D4), after 100 m  you will come to a roundabout with a telecommunication centre on the right, take the second exit (D4) towards Valbonne.

After 0.5 km you will come to a roundabout with the Lycee Simone Veil on the right, take the second exit heading towards Valbonne. After 1 km you will come to another roundabout, take the right exit heading towards Roquefort-les-Pins on the Route de Nice / Route de Roquefort (D204), after 1.5 km you will pass the English Garden Centre on the right, on a sharp bend. After 1.5 km you will come to 2 mini roundabouts  very close together, with the College Cesar on the left and Stade Jean Chiappe on the right, at the second roundabout turn left following sign to Parc Sinodon, behind College Cesar, for 300 m to the parking area.

From Grasse direction, at Chateauneuf take the Route de Nice (D2085) all the way through to Roquefort-les-Pins, approximately 4 km, at the roundabout with Intermarche straight ahead, take the right exit onto the D507 , Intermarche will now be on your left. At the roundabout in 200 m, take the right exit onto the D204, at the roundabout after 500 m, with the College Cesar on the right and Stade Jean Chiappe on the left, turn right following sign to Parc Sinodon, behind College Cesar, for 300 m to the parking area.

On On

SMT

Tel: 06.14.67.79.87

When and Where is the next One?

R*N 958 – Sadist/Pilchard – Picnickers at Hanging Rocks?

Date: July 8th, 2021

Where –  Woods near St. Paul-de-Vence

Your Hares-  Sadist/Pilchard

Meeting time –  at 10.30 for 11.00 prompt start

This Hash may be a Picnic but its no Walk in the Park!


Sadist and Pilchard  have  a shady trail for you mostly in the forest near Vence

Meet at 10.30 for 11.00 start

Where: Parking outside the parc du Souvenir, chemin de la Sine, Vence

paths.runners.crumble (is this for real? – Ed)

Driving directions

From Cagnes sur Mer drive towards St Paul de Vence. 
At the roundabout with a big rustry scrap iron erection before the St Paul village, turn left up past Fondation Maeght. 


Follow this road for 1500 m; take right hand turning where there are signs for  the Camping , keep on for about 1km, the chemin de la Sine is on left at the top of the wiggly  uphill  part of the road; drive 500m to the dead end.

Other directions available

Walkers who need them should bring their poles.

OnOnOn

No restaurant – bring your own picnic. 

If you feel generous and/or wish to show off your culinary skills bring something to share.

Rosé and water provided by the hash.

It will be shady under the trees, apart from one bench there are no picnic tables so bring your own table, chairs, rugs etc.

OnOn! Sadist

richardwilson@orange.fr