ANTZ in Your Pantzs …. or …. She ‘Aint Heavy, … She’s My Daughter …..

It was HOT … the weather was hot, the day was hot, the teeny bit of shade was hot and the ants were aplenty ! It was a spectacular view though !
We assembled at the start and did the *Watusi* and other stamping dances while waiting for the GM & RA who had some * sparking*  issues.
When they arrived, the Hare (P M) gave us instructions, said there was a drink stop and warned that if we thought the ants were bad now, wait till we were on trail. HE WAS SO RIGHT ! They were big, so  B I G  and many ….MANY MANY …all over the place so you could not help but keep moving. As the heat was still intense at this time of day, walkers were dousing themselves with water and turning funny shades of red. The trail went up and up (gently – said the Hare) mostly without shade …but the views were good ! We loved the views … they were everywhere …just like the ants so not time to stop and admire !
Miraculously, the drink stop appeared and it was on a rock …. NOT covered with ants so the walkers sojourned a bit, mostly to drop the heart rates …no sign of runners but then rumours start to go round as to who was lost, who was lost with whom, and such. All was well though (no-one was lost …) … the runners did arrive in dribs and drabs, and sucked on the last drop of water & other fluids …
Then a mere 25 kilometres later, (a bit of an exaggeration …) we were at the end and back to the splendid view !
As most Hashers arrived back the decision was made to not remain in that area for Nosh but to travel a mere short distance to a lovely grassy area with a lake and playground for the littlies …. joy – bliss !!! no ants …….  so we could eat in comfort.
The circle called (it was getting late due to late start and all the late arrivals) the Hare quite rightly got super fined for the ANTS but commended on the splendour of the run. The RA was fined for the battery* sparky* issue, there were fines for talking, being a long time no-see, for gardening on the run (!) and, most impressively, for picking up a lady driver for a lift (You scoundrel Maddona !)
Then we ate and enjoyed the cooling breezes …… Did I mention it had been very hot …!
Thanks to chef Red Dwarf ……
ON – ON
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