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EXFORD WALKING WEEKEND

31st October - 2nd November

A great weekend in the village of Exford staying at the Youth Hostel we stayed in last year. The weather was good during the two days of walking so we didn’t mind the torrtential rain at night. This was in Exmoor after all!

The Pumpkin Carving Competition

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ABO and Jim Jams did a pumpkins with stained glass eyes - unique and scary! ABO is an excellent maker and repairer of stained glass - see his website by clicking here

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Organgrinder and BOF made a vomiting pumpkin with a running nose.

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Clapper and Kipper went for a Prince Charles pumpkin with huge ears.

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Clipboard was overwhelmed by the whole pumpkin experience.

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Psychedelic fails to notice that her second balloon had burst.

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After an excellent evening meal provided by enthusiastic Hashers we had a challenging quiz involving characters and actors in spooky TV show and films. Then on to the Down! Downs! games and a sing song.

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The Saturday walk was divided up between a Main of about 13 miles and a Mini of about 7 miles. The weather was just about ideal and the scenery was breathtaking  - the hills certainly took away our breath! We all met up at Dulverton for a well-earned lunch. Then the Mini went back to some cars which had been moved nearby and the Main walked back to the hostel arriving a little before it got dark.

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The evening meal was taken at a local pub which was just as well because torrential rain was falling by then.

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On the way driving back from the walk Gravelrash hit a pheasant - the evidence was still there for all to see the next morning

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WOW! That’s rain like only found on the Moors!

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Physcedelic accepted a challenge to eat and swallow this pot of mussels in one go - shells and all.

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YES! She did it!

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Then Organgrinder swallows her pot of mussels shells and all - what an achievement!

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Wellie and Bumblebee cook up Down! Downs! for miscreant Hashers.

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Merry Hen is called up - much to her surprise!

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The best picture of Honest John ever taken!

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A PREVIOUS WALKING WEEKEND IN THIS AREA

Dulverton October 1991

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How many Hardy’s Hashers can you recognize?

I reckon the following are shown, from left...

Gravelrash, Thid (behind Gravelrash), Tart, Wellie (then named Commander), Paddy, Drain, Sprout in front, Barbie, Itch and Scratch, Pat, Doggie wearing hat, Masher, Organgrinder and Lagerlout.

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Organgrinder and BOF were on their very first weekend away together. Sprout, who was organising the room allocations, cautiously asked if we wanted a double room or two single. Silly question!. It is obvious from Organgrinder’s look that they will not be getting much sleep this weekend!

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Organgrinder, Paddy and Lagerlout’s dog Grizzle.

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