BALI HASH HOUSE HARRIERS 2
HASH TRASH RUN #1470
INDEPENDENTLY AT HOME
By; Night Jar
Hari Proklamasi Kemerdekaan RI this very day, a Monday no less. Remember what happened this time last year. Yes, broke me arm
on the HHH Independence Day Run in Candi Dasa. Silly sod, and I wasn’t even pissed. Our second run following a long hiatus on Saturday 15th at Kemenuh was a joyous affair – another posh establishment with beautiful garden that had been singularly arid for many a moon.
Well, we livened things up a bit, not least WGME who who early on had a piss behind the beer truck and was roundly reprimanded by the owner of the property to direct his way to one of the plush lavatories abounding on every side. We 11 sorry Chaps but I have pissed in finer borders than yours around the world, but I intended no harm.
Another glorious dawning with chorus augmented by shrieking of Collared Kingfisher and pathetic cadence of Plaintive Cuckoo.
And lo and behold! – three Swift Peacocks racing round the Curry Leaf to the evident consternation of a bunch of Java Munias therein.
I watched them flee jibbering to the house temple.
No sign of peranthus now, (14.00) and it’s getting gloomy.
But the birds are back in the bush. Quite unseasonably wet of late; not your average Antipodean anti-cyclone or el-nino effect. Good for rice cultivation of course and, if not fishing or flying kites, more young lads back in the paddy helping the old folk with planting and bringing the harvest in. Makes a change from bell-hopping or bar-tending or being a tourist guide,
Still, so many young people glued to their smart phones these days. Not a healthy occupation. Everyone knows that I suffer from telephonophobia – ‘smart’ is the worst affliction. I must get back to Nature and the Hash.
Bad news I’m afraid.
I was told on Saturday that Frank Benfield was no longer with us. Widow Claire rang: cancer she said and all very sudden. Dear old Frankie – marvelous chap and outstanding Hashman who was MC at our big dos, including mine in ’88, as well as ‘voice Over’ in the final film – BALI HASH. If you haven’t got it, get it. ON ON Frank forever.