Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Forgotten World Highway

The scenic road from Tongariro National Park to New Plymouth is called the Forgotten World Highway, for its rural landscapes, remote gorges, and historic farmsteads.

These sheep were ahead of us for some time. This was early into the crossing, but more sheep than we’d seen herded at once. The “shepherd,” on an ATV, was aided by 3 dogs, one doing all the work, one elderly, but up for coming, and a younger dog, who wasn’t on task.

They formed a river of sheep as they moved along the road. An eddy (caused by our cars) was quickly corrected by the lead dog.
They finally headed up to a new pasture and were probably glad to get there.

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