Cross-dressing in Barrytown

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Seals (look carefully, they are well camouflaged)

Today we started our 5 day tour of the west coast of the South Island, many people's favourite part of the trip. We stopped briefly to see the seal colony and watched jealously as these lovely creatures basked and rolled in the sun. They are so sweet to watch, hopping and lolloping slowly from rock to rock pulling themselves with their flippers and their tails. It is mating season apparently and we thought the bull seal was making amorous advances but then he diverted to another sunnier rock. On the way back we debated the merits of seal porn and whether it should become part of popular culture...

We also stopped at Pancake Rocks; the second-most visited attraction in New Zealand after Milford Sound. They were somewhat of a disappointment, and I was briefly wondering about New Zealanders and their standard of entertainment when I was reminded that the Pancake Rocks are merely a stop-off on the west coast Coast Road which is a gorgeous road that unsurprisingly runs the length of the west coast, which we had been enjoying all day on our drive.

Cool sign showing how far everywhere is
It is apparently better than the Great Ocean Road that runs from Adelaide to Mebourne - I have yet to find out....

At Barrytown we had been warned that we would be expected to dress up in fancy dress and to get spannered. After dinner the boys had the use of anything in the costume boxes and the girls were to make their costumes out of anything but clothes. I wore a sheet held together with duct tape and a pink fluffy halo and the boys basically wore anything they could get their hands on. Unfortunately our group was quite small but we attempted to drink as much as 45 people would and had a good crack at the bar. We played a few drinking games which aided the hilarity and I had a pint of water tipped over my head while Tom had to have his leg hair shaved. All in all much fun was had by all and we all got to know each other a lot better.

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Seals (look carefully, they are we…
Seals (look carefully, they are w…
Cool sign showing how far everywhe…
Cool sign showing how far everywh…
Pancake Rocks
Pancake Rocks
Just a tiny bit of the spectacular…
Just a tiny bit of the spectacula…
Our bus
Our bus
Sunset in Barrytown
Sunset in Barrytown
The All Nations pub in costume
The All Nations pub in costume
Barrytown
photo by: Vikram