Mad March at Pax Park

What secret?
Smiling kid
Female bunny
Foxy!
Flags of the world
Nice hat
Snowy telling it all
Kid bunny
Coke and cigarettes
Too late
Betsy
Already too much?
And that from just one cap full
*love*
Too close to call
Pete Postlethwaite in his younger years?
Smiling
Stonehenge
Stonehenge
Bendy toy
Toasting
Drink it down
Men in hats
Not so good?
Folk dance
Folk dance
Queen like
Three in a row
Two in a row
Kissy kissy
Male talk
Flapping away
*gurgle*
We come together
All in blue, well almost
Stonehenge
Drink it down
Is that Kris Kristofferson?
Waiting to exhale
The scribe
What a load of fun, really...
Not enough beer, clearly
Happy
Happy
One down
Drink it down
Drink it down
Drink it down!
Drink it down
What a sweet face
Braai time
Bendy toy drinking it down
Bendy toy
Laughter
Still drinking
Happy
Drink it down
Waiting for the call
Put your hands up in the air
Foxy
Snowy
Now THAT's funny
Drink it down
Stonehenge
Getting ready for more drinking
Really, why were they born so beautiful?
Close up
Hash babe
Ciggy
Too many beers
Laughing
Laughing hard
Cheers
Bendy toy
Fishface
Three
Statue?
Two on the side
Kid
Thanks for the mammaries
Stare
No one sitting
Krutu
Bunch of ostriches
In the field
In the field
Going for a drive in a bakkie
Monkey
Monkey
Nice arse
In the woods
Hiding behind a tree
Hiding behind a tree
In the woods
But... what is it?
Fields of green
Zebra in hiding
Ostrich
A simple sign
Betsy
Betsy
Zebra
Zebra
Zebra
Zebra
Nice and green
Fields of green
With binoculars
Running ostrich
Two running ostriches
Giraffes
Giraffes
Giraffes
Giraffes
Eating giraffes
What?
Nice balls
Pointy
Talk talk talk
Talking about drinking
Lonely drinker
Happy with a drink
Women
Getting together
Stonehenge
Thanks for the mammaries
Staring
Snowy
In concert

This weekend saw the 'Mad March' hash weekend at Pax Park right next to lake Chivero, some 30 kilometers out of Harare. The two runs were terrible, both coming in at a bit under 1000 meters, I'm sure no one in his right mind would be able to call them 'runs'. The fun was spread out over the rest of the weekend. Lots of drinking (what else?), a dress up on Saturday night with the 'Alice in Wonderland' theme, sports, wild life viewing and lots of Queen.
Stonehenge is nuts over Queen (the band) and, bringing his laptop, four speakers and a hazardously big amplifier, we had much more than a healthy share of Queen over the weekend. What was more, his uncle went to school with Roger Taylor. And, to make things even better, someone else's boss went to school, in Zanzibar, with Freddy Mercury. This means that Freddy Mercury is four AND three degrees away. I immediately felt much, much better.
The wildlife we saw, besides the hashers on the weekend, consisted of: Giraffe, ostrich, impala, zebra, kudu, hartebeest, warthog, monkey and loads of beetles and spiders. Betsy even found a nice big beetle in her bed one morning.

Most of the hashers are native Zimbabweans or at least have lived here a very long time. It was rather disturbing to hear how the land reforms have hurt so many people directly. At least one person on the hash has lost her own farm due to the land reforms. Several people, working at import/export businesses have seen their turnover dwindle after so many of 'their' farms stopped producing after being taken over due to the reforms.
It is no surprise therefore that the locals mostly are quite bitter about the current situation in general and todays Zimbabwean power brokers specifically.

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