Below you will find details of the next hash on Sunday 8th September.
Start time: 14.30 for 15.00 start.
Meeting place: The parking Fontmerle near L’Etang de Fontmerle in Mougins
Directions: Leave autoroute A8 at exit 42 Cannes Grasse and take the penetrante direction Grasse. After 1.7km, take the exit for Antibes. 1.1km later about 20 metres after the roundabout, turn right into Avenue de Grasse and then 2nd right into Promenade de L’Etang. Continue 1km through two steps of oversized bollards until you find the Parking Fontmerle on your right.
What could be simpler?
What 3 words. https://w3w.co/biodiversity.flattens.pulps The run will be relatively flat and shady with the temperature turned down a notch or two from recent hashes. The On On will be at the Mesclun with starters, main, deserts, wine and coffee for 22€
A serious post for a change, we don’t have many here so listen up…
CumCum was attacked by a dog while walking near Notre Dame d’Afrique/Col de l’Esquillon in the Esterel, and she is currently ‘enjoying’ a course of anti-rabies jabs… this is what she put on FaceBook for those who didn’t see it…
Please share – dangerous dog who bit me, and the owners who conned me
This happened to me around midday on Sunday 28th April. I was hiking with a friend and her 2 dogs in the Esterel between Notre Dame d’Afrique and Col de l’Esquillon on a narrow path. A Black German Shepherd dog on a lead was being held back by a middle aged man, while his wife warned us their dog was aggressive. We tried to pass with both dogs protected but the German Shepherd attacked me and bit deeply into my thigh.
Although obviously shocked, in pain and with blood pouring out of my leg, the man with the dog became very defensive of himself and his dog but offered me his phone number which l noted. His wife told me their name, I doubled checked both and then they suddenly rushed off. Now it appears the name and number were false.
Of course with hindsight I should have at least taken photos of them and the dog, demanded the carnet de santé for the dog etc etc. Mainly demanded to see and photograph their ID.
According to the gendarmes one has the right to demand ID of anyone if a crime has been commited BUT in reality all you want to do is go and in this case get medical treatment.
As I now have no idea where this dog comes from I’ve been advised to have the rabies shots.. For info if ever this happens to you, you have to go to a special place in Cimiez, Nice for 3 separate appointments. Not at all pleasant and no doubt expensive. That on top of antibiotics etc etc..
Obviously I have made a complaint to my local Gendarmerie but I feel it unlikely these people will be found.
So please if anyone in this area sees a middle aged couple with a very dangerous looking Black German Shepherd dog on a lead, take a photo of all 3 and publish on this link or send to me via messenger, or if near their car or villa make a note, take a photo. We are convinced it’s happened before, it WILL happen again, and that they are local to this area.
And here is some extra info on the perps…
Couple mid 60s very well dressed. Not tall.
Her short very blonde hair.
Dog really dark and menacing looking on a strong lead.
But man could not contain the dog. Dog doesn’t like other dogs and we think the dog was trying to get to our dogs, but via through my leg!
The Cimiez hospital told me this morning that they receive a lot of people who had false contact info given to them. That’s why you need their official ID and in France you are obliged to carry it.
After the excesses at Les Terraces the night before, the Hash was not in the mood for more excessive exercise which was fortunate as there was a champagne breakfast to ease us into the day’s exertions.
Also, luckily for all present, Prestressed and Skinny Ah-So had a bottomless supply of champagne. Allegedly, Prestressed had found a credit card with PIN number down the back of the sofa and went to town in Lidl.
We are not sure who’s card it was but Sneaky Bastard just checked his online bank statement …
After a few drinks…
We set off, the chalk talk was suitably brief with one Hare just telling us to ‘get a bloody move on’. This Hare was Perpetual Motion in case anyone has forgotten.
There were two hares which sometimes causes confusion but in this case we all knew what we were supposed to do….
The trail led up then up some more and then up a little bit, until it was totally up itself. At the top, a falsie gave a grinning Supermarket Trolley the chance to show us a very nice cross she had found. It was perfectly formed and had been lovingly placed there by the Hare and she was very keen that we all see it!
At this point the pack split, with some finding trail leading away from the check and others found another check in the opposite direction. The first set of splitters were technically short cutters but this was the real trail (really? – Ed).
Fortunately, there was a regroup check only a few km later and we were all able argue who were the short cutters and who were just stupid.
After a short break for photos, we moved on for a second half which was sometimes hard to follow…
After negotiating a fiendish Gispert loop we passed a picturesque view of Callian where Cumalot and Heavy Pants had allegedly spent time avoiding the pre-party Hash the day before.
After a pleasant jog through Montaroux village we headed back to the start and prepared for the circle…. and as Perpetual Motion often states, preparation is everything.
The circle was eventful since JoyceNN had mentioned about the ‘nice old man’ she had met on the Bordighera Hash in the summer but couldn’t remember what he looked like. Since we have so many ‘nice old men’ on RHHH, we had to have a line up to determine who it was.
After eliminating several candidates based on oldness, niceness, manness and eventually hairiness, it was decided that Perpetual Motion was the nice old man though it was doubted that he was even in Bordighera that day but it could have been a case of mistaken identity…
And to add to the jollity, there were two namings.
Visitors JoyceNN became Wash’n Blow and DavidNN became 2 Clean 2 Hash. Our main arbiter of taste, Padre, was against both namings so they were voted in unaminously (no they weren’t – ed)
Other DownDows were….
Partying but not Hashing:-
2 Clean 2 Hash
Standing on a Check
Long and Hard
Duchess of Cambridge
Virgin Abuse – Lonely
New Shoes – Drag Anchor
Leaving Circle Early – Perpetual Motion
Singers (must have been an awful song!)
Shit of the Week nominations
Cumalot – missing first r*n
Heavy Pants – also missing first r*n (strange co-incidence)
Pilchard – ‘renting ‘ Decathlon wet weather gear
And to end, some new ones, old ones and returning ones.
HHHi all,For those of you who missed it, Contessa (and Padre’s) Hash started at 14.30 on Sunday.I’d like to get the views of the group whether we should have more ‘late runs’ or not?We have Hashed later in the day previously during summer but stopped because it became hard to find restaurants according to Farty Bum.Please vote by clicking below. Vote Here!I’ve had some feedback already along the lines of:– starting later gives me a free Sunday morning – starting later means running in the hottest part of the dayNB I think the morning starts are necessary for the winter months as we lose the light. OnOn!Cumalot