Ok, it’s official, this must be the funniest section of road in New Zealand.
I didn’t have to start gushing excitedly into Himself’s ear for our next roadside stop because everyone in our car was going “Wow, look at that!“, “Whoa, that’s really funny!”,
“Hey! Look at all those shoes!“, “Mama, look you have to blog about this!”
It’s hard to miss… somewhere on the north side of Foxton you will find this: a Jandal fence.
Yet another U-turn later we are parked on the side of the road and I’m taking photos of this unlikely sight.
The Jandals are all colours, in extreme conditions of age and wear (many look totally new), and appear to come from different countries too (at least I saw one pair with “Australia” printed onto it.) Is it Art? … or just fun? … a rural tourist attraction? … or do the inhabitants of the next farm have a ridiculously mega-enormous family and this is their equivalent of “shoes by the back door?”
Who knows, but it’s there and it manages to stop passing visitors like us and added to the smiles we have already collected in our travels today.
As a New Zealand icon and part of my “Kiwiana” series I’ve already made a post featuring Jandals: http://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/?s=jandals , but as iconic as they are, it’s safe to say that I never expected to see a rural fence full of them!