Route from Kingston to Run 473.
From Manor Park, Kingston, drive north (Junction Road) through Stony Hill, Golden Spring, Temple Hall etc. to the north coast where you'll encounter the Robert Schumann roundabout, there you turn right (head east), passing through Anotto Bay into Buff Bay where you'll find a Texaco on your left hand side.
From the Texaco in Buff Bay, drive in the general direction of Port Antonio (eastwards) for approximately 10 km, passing Orange Hill.
After Orange Hill the road winds up to Black Hill - be alert for a sign on your right Black Hill primary school shortly after a sharp left bend, at this point turn left into a minor road. (If you reach Hope Bay, you've gone too far.)
Follow this minor road for another 2 km, driving through Rodney Hall and then descending to the sea (the road is rough) where you will find the hash location on your right, at the shore.
Total driving time from Manor Park - 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately.
The hash location is at a beach setting; there are no facilities whatsoever so - quoting Crisis- relieve your springs on time.
The sea is lovely for the swimmers - a bit rough for those who can't swim. Your hares noticed that it's always windy out there.
The organizers would like to emphasize on the sometimes rough nature of hashing. You are responsible for where you put your feet, and staying balanced. The organizers of this and every other hash are not responsible for the condition of the soil and underground, behaviour of wild animals (including other hashers), the weather, earthquakes, lightning, landslides, traffic or anything else that is out of our control.
We recommend that you protect yourself using insect repellent, sun screen, and gear up properly with the right shoes and clothing. Bring some water with you on the trail.
Treat nature, arts and other hashers with respect. Don't touch the trail markings. Don't litter and don't pick flowers or fruits if you are not sure that it is yours. Offenders will be left to the mercy of the Constable.
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Feedback and Comments for Run # 473
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To me (one of the hares of this hash) the attraction of this hash was recognizing the remnants of the railroad line, mostly the 2 tunnels.
Read more about the railroad line by clicking here .
It seems like the railroad was in use until 1978. Has anyone of you ever seen a train on the Portland north coast?
The tunnels where our hash went through are referred to as Hope Bay #1 225 metres (246 yards) and Hope Bay #2 50 metres (55 yards) in the Wikipedia article. My GPS measurements however indicate a length of 185 metres of the westerly tunnel (the wet one) and 70 metres length for the easterly tunnel.
When scouting, we also explored a third tunnel, a bit further east (above the cliffs where the hash went wading through the sea), but found that one blocked on the eastern entrance/exit - that's why we had to go around, wading. The blockage seemed to be caused by a landslide over the entrance.
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