Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The sheep here are HUGE!

Stardate: Wednesday, 16th January. Location: Tirau, NZ. Bizarre sighting: enormous sheep. =) On the road between Auckland and Taupo is Cambridge, where you can get a delicious scoop of chips at Eric's Genuine Fresh Fish & Chips shop and park your trundler at the Countdown to stock up on groceries. But never mind the chips and trundlers! Just a hop, skip, and a jump down the road is Tirau, population 720. The name Tirau translates as "many cabbages," but we didn't see any of those. What we did see was evidence of the town's love of corrugated iron structures in several different forms, most famously in the form of a giant dog and a giant sheep, pictured here. =) We didn't go inside them, but sources indicate that the dog is actually the visitor information centre and the sheep has a gift shop inside. Instead we just munched our Whittaker's Peanut Slabs outside and then got back on the road to Taupo. Oh, wacky New Zealand! =)

1 comment:

Gordon Simpson said...

*Disclaimer: Sheep not actual size.