Photos: Mad Dog & Knob Goblin, Web page: Mad Dog
The trail was laid clockwise, so we set off from the helicopter pad "H" around the back of the winery - as can be seen.
Map showing Ancient Nemea and the nearest main roads to the winery & trail
Before the run
Group photo showing the Semeli winery and guest house in the background
The Run and Walk
The hares at one of their checks
Our visitors from the Phoenix, Arizona hash join the hares
On On through the puddle.
Previous days of rain had made the yellow sand-clay soil very sticky & it built-up on the bottom of the hasher's running shoes.
Most of the trail passed through vineyards
The hares (Knob Goblin & CU Rob) pose before their down-down
GM Mad Dog get's the visiting american hashers to introduce themselves.
From the Phoenix hash: CPA & Yank My Noodle
Note the shiggy socks & other hash gear they brought from the USA specially to hash with us.
Teeny Boner - came even later than Oxymoron (but managed to catch us up on the trail).
Birthdays and Anniversaries (Our visitors were celebrating a 10th wedding anniversary)
Back-to-back down down
Hash Naming Ceremony
See Captain Sumo's YouTube video of the naming:
Quote from CU Rob after someone requested heating at the winery due to the unusually cold weather:
"At least one of us wacky American types will likely still need A/C so hopefully they haven’t shut that off for the season"
Mad Dog read the text of the traditional hash
naming ceremony as witnessed by the circle.
CU Rob had properly declared that he is not worthy.
In the name of Gisbert...
Arise Frosty Nuts
The visitors present Frosty Nuts with a patch from their hash.
Wine tasting at the Palivos winery
After showering and checking out from the Semeli Guest House we drove down the mountain
and through New Nemea and on to Ancient Nemea. Here we stopped at the Palivos winery for
further wine tasting and wine purchases. Their wines and particularly the Rose wine are excellent!
The road sign for the winery
The entrance to the Palivos winery
Some of the winery's fermentation tanks
A display inside the wine tasting and wine purchase room.
Yes, its the hashers having a great time sampling different wines again.
Clitoria and Coke Dealer
This eating and snack place is located almost opposite the archaeological site entrance.
The lady was suprised to receive a large group all wanting food but managed to produce
a souvlaki meal for us with chips and salad + lots of red and white wine, of course.
Hashers drinking red and white wine while waiting for the souvlaki meal.
Winery and Restaurant info.
Restaurant - Snack bar where we had lunch
The delicious Bee rose cost 6-euros per bottle.
Grape variety Agioritiko means 'of Saint George'
Well, one gets carried away sometimes.
R: Palivos wines, L: Semeli wines