Sunday 25th September 2016
Run number 1962
Greek Island of Aegina
Combined Athens and Piss-Tash-Yo Hash
Hares: Aliass and Strawberry4Skin
Start: Entrance to the port
Start GPS: 37.746195°, 23.426990°
Run length: 5.2 km
Run and walk started from outside the port entrance as shown
The trail as recorded on a Garmin 305 GPS
Just a few of the hundreds of pistachio tree plantations on Aegina
Leaving Pireaus on the Posidon Hellas ferry
Pireaus in the distance
Doggy Style in the lounge
Seagull flying alongside the ferry
Approaching the port of Aegina
Flying Dolphin (Russian-built hydrofoil).
The worn engines are burning oil and creating a lot of black smoke and soot.
Arrival on the car ferry at the port at Aegina town on Aegina Island
Heading along the jetty towards the town
Looking back at two docked ferries
The little chapel on the jetty
Mad Dog poses with the cannons
The harriettes meet up for a chat
RA Fair Cop calls the pre-run circle to order
We have some new boots and visitors
And hasher Aliass (Preston Pete) in the pink shorts -
who has driven to Greece from the UK on his motorbike.
We (runners and walkers) stop at the periptero (kiosk) for bottles of water before setting off.
A horse and carriage plying for trade outside the port area
The runners are away - following the white flour trail laid by the hares
We pass the archaeological site of Kolona - which was the acropolis of the ancient city and it's religious and political base.
Kolona was first inhabited in 3500 b.c. which was the copper era.
The runners enter the beach section of the run
A flour blob can be seen on ther right marking the trail
Heading along the beach
The hare Aliass poses on his check - with Fair Cop posing behind
Mad Dog gets a break from photographing to get photographed himself.
A fun pose by some of the runners
A falsie at the end of an alleyway
The walkers led by Strawberry4Skin who would normally run but is nursing a hangover
On On runners
Runners meet up with walkers
New harriette poses with this colourful Bougainvillea
We arrive at the Beer Stop at Playboy2 and Flutterby's house
Nice smiles from the harriettes - with Clitoria in the foreground
The rear garden view
The Hashers pose on the steps (as they have in the past)
Host Playboy2 is in the turquoise T-shirt
We set off for the beach and a local pussy cat looks at us with amusement as we pass
On on to the beach
At the beach, our new boots prepare for the circle (?)
The hares S4S and Aliass are awarded the traditional beer down down
Captain Sumo's down down for front running
New boots Vergil and partner
The three questions
And then Clitoria asks the fourth question
Terry from Long Beach, California (and her friend behind)
A visitor from previous hashes
Unfortunately for Aliass his new trainers have been spotted - and that means they must be drunk from.
Beer strained theough his sock goes into the shoe
After lunch and coffee we head for the port and a ferry to return us to Pireaus
We catch the Ahaios car ferry
Leaving the port on the ferry
Doggy Style relaxing in the lounge
View from the deck of a very calm sea
Back inside the passenger lounge
Both sides of the menu from the souvlaki taverna where we ate lunch
The cafe where all had an after-lunch coffee and some sweet
The cafe's business card
A flyer from the ferry car companies plying trade with Aegina
The ferry schedule given to us on board the ferry to Aegina indicating return times
Ferry company contact numbers at their various destinations.
The outgoing and return ferry tickets (per person)
The retun fare is more expensive at 9.80 euros against 8.70 euros
The Pireaus Port underground
parking charge for the day - 13 euros for 8 hours
(5 euros for the first hour, then 1 euro per hour)
(as sent out to the hashers on the e-mail list)
Next AH3 Hashing event:
Sunday 25th September midday [12 oclock ]
H@SH DAY OUT ON AEGINA ISLAND
Hares: Strawberry Foresk!n & maybe Preston Pete
Venue: Aegina . run starts from port area J, there will be a bag drop off vehicle
On Inn: local taverna
weekend option! For those who want to make a weekend out of it and fancy going over on Saturday there is a suggested cheapish hotel from the motley Aegina crew [€40 for Saturday night or €35 per night if you stay longer] so either:
1. contact Flutterby [Pam] for more info on mob 6938782129, home 22970 26999
2. contact the Marmarinos Hotel direct, telephone 22970 23510 & 22970 22474. Talk to Spiros. Mention Pam!
Get to Piraeus and get on a boat to Aegina, there is a car ferry which leaves 10.30 and arrives 11.35 [passenger ticket €8 each way], also a Flying Dolphin which leaves at 11.00 and arrives 11.40 [passenger ticket costs €14 each way]. See Ferry info below ¯ for more options and the schedule for return from Aegina to Piraeus the same day:
FERRIES PIRAEUS - AEGINA
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