Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hash #156 - The Hills are Alive with the Sounds of Hashers!

As the icy flows beat a hasty retreat in the face of an advancing Spring, the Hash moves to a higher plane. This installment of the Santiago Hash is not going to be the usual champagne and caviar affair that favors slumming it in the little black cocktail-dress and last year's Louboutins, no.

To mark the end of August and a big sigh of relief for Santiaguinos especially (CTM! Pasámos Agosto) let's have a little challenge. It's one of those strolls that's not quite leisurely, but where everyone will make an effort to not look winded, because, you know, we're infantile that way. Nevertheless, small children, the elderly, and the severely hung-over will suffer on this ascent, since it's an average grade of better than 25%, gaining 660m in the space of 2200m walking distance. let's have a walk in the park, followed by singing, a little beer, some delicious animal flesh, and a general clearing of the lungs, while taking in the view from a sporty 1600m.

This hash is going to be so strict, Maria von Trapp would have approved:

  1. BRING HIKING SHOES, water, and sun-screen. We WILL really discourage you from going up without hiking shoes or cross-trainers - tread is a very handy thing, esp. coming back down in a controlled manner. Skin cancer, dehydration, and the latest fad in orthopaedic surgery are on you. Don't be this guy:
  2. You MUST sign up / pay by midnight Thursday August 28 (because we must know in advance how many to shop for...)
  3. To make up for all these annoying rules, we'll be supplying the food as well as the beer, the cheer, the vistas and the shitty trail.
  • When: Saturday, August 30, 11am (31st anniversary of Pres. Carter getting attacked by a rabbit while canoeing in GA)
  • Where: Meet at Plaza San Enrique (a short bus ride away from Metro Los Dominicos: )
    How much: pre-pay $10.000 to join (food & drink included)
    To pay: see details on our Facebook page.
 On on!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Hash #155 - Winter Beach Hash!

The central coast is fantastic this time of year, and, if you're up for it, a dip in the cool, refreshing waters of the Pacific will make the rest of winter feel warm by comparison! Come out for a Chili cook-out you won't soon forget. Casa Once Perros Locos is the height of refinement and luxury, and no stranger to excellent hashes celebrating the Virgin Mary and her progeny.

OK...maybe it's not quite that cold.
Much more like it...
So it's time for our Hash #155, the Winter Beach Hash at Sir Sump Pump's Casa Once Perros Locos (name change subject to perro availability) in beautiful El Quisco.

The weekend celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is as good a time as any for hashers to enjoy a slice of heaven by having a nice run at El Quisco. This is a special hash indeed, because we have:
  • Transportation there and back right to the on-on-on.
  • Casa Once Perros Locos - a beautiful place with a beautiful view, in
  • El Quisco - Pacific Ocean in all its glory - rugged, painterly vistas.
  • A fun trail involving gentle hillside clambering and much ocean & forest. Sewage and Finger in the Dyke always make a shitty trail!
  • A guaranteed beer-stop - need I say more?
  • Cacti in bloom, poppies starting to pop, and pelicans too!
  • Sir Sump Pump's fantastic chili made with real honest-to-god kidney-beans.
  • Fall in love with a dog? No problem! Many up for adoption, all fixed and vaccinated.
What's amazing, too, is that our RA, Spoodgebob Stainpants, has made proper hash weather arrangements. Good work.  It's spring in the middle of winter!

Sir Sump Pump will make you a sweet deal for that Hookah

Hosts Sewage (Our visiting Papuan GM) & Sir Sump Pump
Hares Sewage and Finger-in-the-Dyke
When Saturday August 16th 2014 Bus leaves from Flannery's promptly at noon.
Where Casa Once Perros Locos, El Quisco
What to Bring
  • Running or sporty walking clothes
  • Footware that can handle some mildly rugged terrain and damp cool
  • Drink for the after-party
  • A little cash for sundries en-route
  • Hasherdashery to show your colors, white socks (it's a rule..)
  • A bathing suit & a towel if you're feeling brave
What to Expect Great Canadian-style Chili made with real kidney-beans. Sir Sump Pump will be cooking for us, so bring snacks/drinks.
Cost $15000 including entertaining luxury transport from Flannery's or $7000 if you're driving yourself. Details on Facebook (you must be a member of the group to access)

The Bus will leave from Flannery's Irish GeoPub in Providencia promptly at noon,
and leave El Quisco at 9pm, returning to Flannery's by 11pm Saturday, leaving time for an On-on-on (which, for the uninitiated, means having some post-beer beers: it's safe to assume that any hashing term you don't immediately understand is just a synonym for drinking beer)

Spots must be pre-booked by 10pm on Wednesday the 13th. Bookings after this will be subject to space available, and may or may not get to eat, so be sure to reserve your space by Monday even if you're not taking the bus!
  • Bank transfer can be made to Juan Cristian; details on Facebook
  • For those who prefer to pay cash, Multiple Entry will be at Flannery's in Providencia Monday 8pm-10pm attending a Choir Practice that is sure to have neighborhood cats yowling for mercy as we bone up on our repertoire.
Please RSVP ASAP - whether or not you're taking the bus - it's just being nice to the cook!

Friday August 15th is a holiday in Chile, celebrating the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into heaven. El Quisco is a popular destination for the long holiday weekend, because it is a great place to visit!

If you decide to make a long weekend of it yourself, book accommodations early (like today). Here is a handy list of cabanas for short-term vacationers courtesy of Sir Sump Pump:

Cabanas La Portada
09 222 4537
09 537 8503
Cabanas Santa Barbara
035 473 659
09 542 4699
casa y cabana
9 504 7434
Casa - 18 Bella Vista
9 190 4469
Cabanas La Princesa
035 47 3512
7 737 5536
6 149 2594
Cabanas Vera Verano
Pena Gris 631
09 449 1784
07 447 3813
09 059 5994
035 473 955
Sir Sump Pump's neighbour Osvaldo
9 258 6862
Also, Sunset Hotel (on El Quisco Beach, where we had the beer stop on a couple of Hashes)
035 (2) 474 845
6727 7690