“When tackling a squeeze it is important to inspect it first and note its general shape. Then consider which parts of the body are widest and enter in such a way that the broadest parts of the body fit into the widest part of the passage. This technique, if combined with a wriggling action of the body, will be found to be very energetic and arduous. This is a sometimes painful — but always effective — method of making progress.” The house | The dinner | Thermal pool | Expedition One | Expedition Two | Charades etc | Movies


Chapter 6: Yarrangobilly charades etc
This part requires little explanation. The second dinner was quite eventful, in that we appeared to take a little longer to wade through the mountain of food and drink. However, towards the end of the nosh-up, it was proposed to hold a game of charades in the front room.

Whilst many had not played before, or so long ago that the rules were fuzzy, the idea was warmly embraced by all but the port and cigar group. It was a no-holds barred event, with some cruel and punishing tactics from both sides.

Chief strategists on each team worked hard to keep participants well-focused, but our eyes gradually became blurry as the evening progressed. Many memorable moves were made, and it's certain that signature moves like the 'whale' and the 'nerd' will be used to great effect — next time!

We squeezed in some time in Tumut on the way home, which explains the last few shots. What a weekend! (on to the movies...)

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And this was before we got started...
And this was before we got started...
Brian discovers that dinner is casual dress
Brian discovers that dinner is casual dress
A veritable mountain of food was demolished that evening
A veritable mountain of food was demolished that evening
Ivan trying to justify the unusual juxtaposition of the wine collection and his seating position
Ivan trying to justify the unusual juxtaposition of the wine collection and his seating position
The dishwasher team sets to work whilst Jen raids the fridge
The dishwasher team sets to work whilst Jen raids the fridge
John and Alex share a joke in the corner
John and Alex share a joke in the corner
John seeking the undivided attention of all (and not succeeding)
John seeking the undivided attention of all (and not succeeding)
John can't quite believe that the food was eaten
John can't quite believe that the food was eaten
Ivan's attempt to clear the bottles was successful
Ivan's attempt to clear the bottles was successful
Pauline on discovering that we are to play charades
Pauline on discovering that we are to play charades
Gregg also shocked at the news of charades
Gregg also shocked at the news of charades
Necia is plotting a strategy here
Necia is plotting a strategy here
Pope Jim blessing the proceedings before it's too late
Pope Jim blessing the proceedings before it's too late
Pip about to explode, whilst Necia protects herself with a pillow
Pip about to explode, whilst Necia protects herself with a pillow
The event was indescribable: the movies weren't much clearer either
The event was indescribable: the movies weren't much clearer either
Next morning, we had time for one last caving expedition
Next morning, we had time for one last caving expedition
Back in South Glory Cave
Back in South Glory Cave
It looked quite different this time around
It looked quite different this time around
Near the entrance to Jillabenan Cave
Near the entrance to Jillabenan Cave
Brian and Ivan have a photo shoot: Brian won
Brian and Ivan have a photo shoot: Brian won
Necia and Pauline enjoying the parks of Tumut
Necia and Pauline enjoying the parks of Tumut
We survived the ordeal
We survived the ordeal
Tumut was in the throes of a festival of leaves
Tumut was in the throes of a festival of leaves
No bikes, fat lizards or roller-skate parking, and something about free alcohol
No bikes, fat lizards or roller-skate parking, and something about free alcohol

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