Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beaver tree-felling: The true story

Now I enjoy a good beaver mishap photo or video as much as the next man, especially if he's Canadian. But The Online Scum's fact-checking department takes a more serious view.

What their research turned up was a remarkable academic paper entitled "Directional Tree Felling by Beavers (Castor canadensis)". You probably don't believe that, so here's a link.

Therefore, sadly, it appears that Mr. Yao's photo is Fake News. Beavers rule!
See?! Never underestimate a beaver!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Spaghetti Junction

This week's SH3 run will be on the hill near Songkhla's very own (under construction) Spaghetti Junction, just 14 km drive from downtown Sisuda Road. This turf has not been hashed for some time. The hares are presenting a beautiful run with no big hills, through gentle tracks and with spectacular views. The beer truck will provide transport from Hot Bread Shop departing at 3:30 p.m. 
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1887, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Kevin and Stewart

a.k.a Little Tool and Trailer Trash 
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the New Yala Road for 800m. Turn left at the first hash sign where the Star Golf Driving Range used to be. Go 2.8 km up the hill (passing the Kanchanaphisek Songkhla National Library and the Home of Faith). Then turn left at the second hash sign onto a small cement road and go 250m to find the run site on the right at 7°07'06.1"N 100°36'05.8"E (7.118372, 100.601599) .

Is there a knight in shining armor out there to help a damsel in distress? 
Egghead won't be arriving at the run site until just before the run starts but has the beer from last week at home. Only a Yolk can take it earlier (and act as Hash Cash) but has concerns about driving the Egg-truck up the hill. Is there someone who could meet her at the Home of Faith at about 3:45 p.m. and either take her and the beer up to the run site, or drive the Egg-truck up there?

Sunday's HH3 ran mup is as below:
From Songkhla take the 4.7k turning off the old Hatyai road and follow it  for about 12k (past Wat Nern Pijit), then turn right by the hash sign for about 1k to the run site on the right. From Hatyai, there may be a sign at the turn off just after Wat Tung Ngai on Poonakan, but to be safe get to Wat Keow Kloy at the top of Poonakan and turn right for about 4k then turn right etc.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jewelry-stealing carrots

Missing any jewelry or other small personal items? You might want to check out the thieving carrots in your backyard. Here's the shocking story, and as you can see in the last paragraph, it's by no means the first time the dreaded Trump-colored root has swiped the family gems.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pecking order

From Sunday, just before Robocop's "wing sabaai" garbage dump run.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Run 1886...where did you go?

Approximate location of about 30 hashers
August 12th 2017. On On  Gan Yao

Monday, August 14, 2017

Last chance to see...

This evening may be Softy and Temp's last evening in Songkhla prior to their move to the USA and it's going to be a long while before they're back. So tonight there will be a farewell dinner at the Korakot Restaurant (the same restaurant that we used for our birthday run last year) on the new Hatyai road starting around 6/6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Be there!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1886, Saturday August 12, 2017.  16:30 
(Co Ordinates: 7°00’12.89”N   100°35’54.13E)

After dressing yourself appropriately in the latest Paris fashions for discerning hashers, proceed to the Koh Yoh intersection. Enjoy the pleasant ambience and good nature of about 200  drivers stuck in a 2 kilometer traffic jam. Proceed for 4.7KM down the old Hat Yai Road. Turn left and go for 10.6KM. Turn left at the sign. Go for 1.5KM and turn left at the sign. Drive a couple of hundred meters and park by the Hares Lotus HiLux.

Note: The hare had enough of this one run for all bollox and so has crafted individually tailored runs for each runner. 37 runs, customised to suite ones individuals tastes and peculiarities. For example, as I hear Albert is back, his run is set on tasteful green landmines and wends its way over 120 kilometers of lush countryside to finish in a swamp just over the Malaysian border.

Technical glitch

Due to an incompatability between the poster's brain and anything operating with the aid of electricity, the only way to get the above directions out to the masses for Saturday's SH3 run is apparently by taking a screen shot of the Hare's timely message on the facebook thingy and pasting it below. Duhhhh!

Sunday's HH3 runsite can also be best appreciated as a visual:
But if you like your directions served up on a plate: From Wat Keow Kloy take Poonakan for 7k and turn left into Thanon Ban Nai Lai for about 1 k and then turn right and follow the road until you see the hash sign on the left on the road leading up to the quarry. The hare is Robocop so expect no mercy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

HH3 this afternoon

...Oh yes, here it is!
Which loosely translates to:  From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for about 10k to the Nam Noi traffic lights and head East towards Tha Kham. Turn right after Wat Pru Toh at about 3.5k and follow the road past the Or Bor Tor for, ooh..., as long as you need to until you see the hash sign on the left. The Poonakan option is to turn right into Thanon Pru Toh TungNgai about 5k down from Wat Keow Kloy then look for the sign on the right.