It deepens like a coastal shelf
I never saw an ad like this in New Zealand, where we had sheep coming out of our ears in the 1970s. About 20 sheep per human inhabitant.Just the odd road sign warning "Wandering Stock". Those days have gone. For those in search of new national stereotypes, now that the Far East (for us the Far North) has discovered that it can digest dairy products after all, New Zealand's dairy exports have soared and we have replaced those sheep with cows. Millions of the damned things. Everywhere you look. They are far worse than sheep when they get out.About 1964,a cousin of mine hit a roaming cow, when her car crested a hill to find the wandering stock standing just out of view below the crest. She was flung out of the car and a fence post went through her chest. She barely survived.Slow down for wandering stock!
Being a motorbike rider in Tasmania I quite like this video. It does make you smile though. Enjoyed the little movie. haha
So lovely - both the car and the sheep.
We went to a talk on New Zealand the other evening and I was surprised to see the absence of sheep in the pictures since I was there - Dale has cleared that one up.I miss the blindingly obvious public information films which were once the bedrock of ITV's advertising income.
A very appropriate post, as I understand that 2015 is the Year of the Sheep!
Michael Jayston, in best 'Quiller' mode there.
I'm very disappointed to read that my image of New Zealand is out of date. At least Wales has remained consistently ovine.
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