May 11, 2005
We spent the day wandering around town and doing touristy things before winding up at the local dive bar for a couple before heading out to downtown Vicoria to a trendy bar with a volleyball court on top and view of the city.
The next day went for a huge walk because I misread the map and ended up wandering around Victoira for 4 hours. I was still able to talk the girls into a Hash. We even got a fellow hasher to pick us up and drive us there
! This was a good thing becaus the hash turned out to be way out of town in the deep woods. The course was made by an ex forest ranger so it wound its way all over the woods. They had a lot of checkpoints because this particular hash house had lost some people a while back and had to call in search and rescue to find them. So needless to say there were many check points where we had to wait for everyone to catch up. At the end of the Hash, Anita got something I have been after since I started hashing.....she got a hash name! The name is for life and it's never complimentory. It just sucks for me not having one when I show up to a hash because everyone has one and it shows you are rookie. The way to get a name is either to do something really stupid or hash with the same house for 6 runs. Only the spirtuall adviser can normally give your hash name but if deemed appropriate the house can also name you. Anygay...Anita cut her leg on the run and so she was given the hash name BIG BLOODY GASH....that is her hash name for life! You can see her getting annointed in the pictures.
This was Chelise's frist time to Canada.. eh?? We went to Victoira BC to see yet another Gapper! Anita is also a friend of Chelise's from OZ (uni days baby). We caught a ferry over there from Ancactores, WA (if anyone cares!) Anita has just moved to Victoria from Germany even though she is from Oz...so she was playing the tourist with us! The first thing we learned about Canada is the the piss is way more expensive than in the states(screw that!)