On 10 Oct 2019, I depart Hawaii on a round the world hashing excursion. Original destination was Trinidad for INTERHASH. This trip was cut short due to COVID 19. Time to quarantine, and get caught up on medical stuff. Next trip . . Even more epic
  • Day187

    Badaa badaa, That's All Folks

    April 13, 2020 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    I have returned to Hawaii. Arrived on schedule, checked in with the state, and sent directly into 14 days quarantine. I flew 18,000 kms today. This worldwide trip has officially ended. It was an amazing adventure to 22 countries. Was able to run 81 hash runs, with 43 different clubs (coincidentally the exact same number of flights I took during this trip), and cross two items off my bucket list (Parthenon and Pyramids). Now to get caught up on my medical requirements . . . And then, start a new adventure in the post COVID 19 world.Read more

    Glad that you are safe. Post if you can from quarantine. Sending virtual hug.

    4/14/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Thanks, whoever you are. 😂

    4/16/20Reply
    SNSLiving

    Awesome adventure, thanks for sharing!

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  • Day187

    One Last Layover

    April 13, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Just flew 11 hours from Paris to Los Angeles on an Air France 777. We had 21 passengers on board. About 30 minutes into the flight, they moved is all up to business class, where we could lay down and sleep. So nice.Read more

    Hazukashii

    Coming in over the Rockies

    4/15/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Business class upgrade, much needed sleep

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  • Day187

    Short Layover in Paris

    April 13, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    First leg of this journey was uneventful. Only 9 passengers in coach, and one in business. Slept most of the way, as it was a 0135 departure. Hardly anyone in the airport for both Bahrain and Paris. Nothing even open in Paris. Boarding soon for LAX.Read more

  • Day186

    Could be Time . . . to Head Home

    April 12, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    My visa extension runs out today. Unless a last minute miracle happens, I don't think a second extension will be approved. As it stands right now, I will be heading to the airport for the 32 hour trip back around the world to Honolulu. My flight departs at 1:30 am, that will take me from Bahrain to Paris on Gulf Air. Then over to Delta (Air France) from Paris to Los Angeles, and the final leg is Los Angeles to Honolulu, due to arrive at 7:39 PM, all on the same day (Monday, 13 April). There is simply no way to continue to travel until later this year when the COVID beast has been tamed. Frankly, who knows how all that will unfold. Although shorter than anticipated, this trip will in fact have taken me completely around the planet. It was great to have Jo along for the middle 4 months of this journey, glad she got to enjoy all the best parts. It was also excellent to meet and hang out with old friends, and so many new friends.Read more

  • Day185

    Bahrain Black H3 Trail #1849

    April 11, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☁️ 28 °C

    Not quite as hot today, but was still pretty warm. Was a nice city trail through Janabiyah. Saigon Sally and I went out for an early morning jog, and were probably the first ones on trail. By the time we finished, there were a couple others on trail, and a couple more that took off just before we drove away. Very well marked trail, good times. I actually found the "On In" while looking around at a previous check, but knew it was too soon, so ran back and found trail going the other direction. So got an extra 2 Kms worth in. This may be my last hash trail here in Bahrain, as my visa expires tomorrow. If my extension does not get approved, I'll have to make a hasty departure Sunday night (early Monday morning). https://www.relive.cc/view/vYvrD5AGmx6Read more

    Hazukashii

    Chalk talk. The box is a photo check, and the fish hook was a check back 10.

    4/11/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Through the ancient burial grounds.

    4/11/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    One small hill to give it some elevation.

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  • Day184

    BITCH3 Trail #33

    April 10, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☁️ 30 °C

    It was the hottest day since I arrived a month ago [39C / 102F]. Trail started up near the airport, and had a funny story to go with it. Doing these social distancing trails, the hare goes out early and sets the trail. Slither was that hare, and he made it about 3/4 of the way through, and while going through the town, got picked up by the police for putting down flour. After a couple hours of questioning, another hasher went in and helped explain. They eventually let him go, but the trail had an abrupt ending in the middle of the street. We eventually figured it out, and made our way back to the start. https://www.relive.cc/view/v26M8yKM73ORead more

    Hazukashii

    Start was way out by the airport.

    4/11/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    This was a good mark, but several parts of the trail were not marked so well.

    4/11/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    That was the highest point on trail.

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  • Day180

    Bahrain H3 Trail #2552

    April 6, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Life in Bahrain is not to bad, I am enjoying the warm sunshine on a daily basis. Life in the current COVID-19 lockdown is certainly difficult for everyone, so I am counting my blessings that I am not quarantined. This trail was a fast city run, and probably the fastest I have run since my surgery. 4.2 miles in 45 minutes is sub 11 minute miles, considering crossing streets with traffic, and looking for trail, that is close to sub 10 minutes miles. If I can get back down to sub 9, that's getting back down close to where I was in late 2018 before the murmur. Anyway, just have to keep looking for the silver lining in all this mess. Life is a blessing, let's all make the most of it. https://www.relive.cc/view/vNOPnejJK2qRead more

    Hazukashii

    A few just finished on the right side, and a couple of us getting ready to start over there on the left.

    4/6/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The hare (and also GM) cheering us on from the balcony.

    4/6/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Here we go

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  • Day178

    Bahrain Black H3 Trail #1848

    April 4, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Yet another foray into physical fitness and sanity enhancement, all while practicing good social distancing skills. No other hashers in sight throughout, except for Saigon Sally, who I could barely keep up with . . . that dude is FAST. But I guess that means I am well on the road to recovery, able to run again. This was a good city trail, with lots of alleyways and side streets, and an occasional dirt lot. Life is pretty wonderful, despite the current world lockdown. Things will get better y'all, life will eventually return to normal. Stay strong. https://www.relive.cc/view/vPv4Jo28B36Read more

    Hazukashii

    Time to get this party started . . . let's go.

    4/5/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    I think we are going the right way.

    4/5/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    I wonder . . . bet it goes left.

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  • Day177

    BITCH3 Trail #32 (2nd Anny)

    April 3, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    The Bahrain Independent Trail Chasers H3 (BITCH3) is a fairly new club here in Bahrain, hence the second anniversary. You can read about their exploits (and rules) at http://bitch3.com - I volunteered to set another trail while I am in a holding pattern waiting for the COVID 19 to run its course, and get back to travelling. This was another social distancing success. After a good scouting hike on Wednesday, Saigon Sally and I set trail in the morning, and let the pack loose to run it anytime they wanted in the afternoon. There were many accounts posted of finding dead things (bones, skulls, and whole skeletons of various animals) out in the desert. The pack also had to dodge a few horses, and at least one motorcycle. Trail turned out a bit shorter than planned, but anyone who has hared knows, the trail sort of works itself out in its own way. Spring is fading here in Bahrain, and summer is coming . . . so hydrating is getting more important. But until the COVID era is over, y'all have to bring your own beer, and enjoy it in your own time. 2 meters distance, and no groups larger than 5. Get some. https://www.relive.cc/view/v7O9w1GM7LqRead more

    Hazukashii

    The start, we're just getting organized to set this trail.

    4/3/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Plenty of desert, only one very short stretch on pavement, when we went through the town, but otherwise, all sand.

    4/3/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The Run / Walk merge. Runner's trail was about 7.5 Kms, and walker's was about 5 Kms.

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    Hazukashii

    A few of the pack enjoying post trail refreshments.

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  • Day173

    Bahrain H3 Trail #2551

    March 30, 2020 in Bahrain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    More social distancing, but still good fun. Best guess is we had about 15 hashers get out there and do some form of trail. All headed out solo or in small groups, we still found lots of dirt between the buildings. Good fun in these troubled times. https://www.relive.cc/view/vXOnE2V8dBvRead more

    Hazukashii

    Easy enough to get them started. My first solo hare here in Bahrain.

    3/31/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    The GM and her husband. No social distancing requirements.

    3/31/20Reply
    Hazukashii

    Found a bit of shiggy along the way.

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