THE MOERAKI BOULDERS

Trip Start Dec 03, 2008
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Trip End Oct 14, 2009


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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On our way to St. Bathens, we stopped by these crazy famous boulders.  They are so strange, I can't really explain them, but we sure had fun exploring them.  They are so cool.  If you are interested, here is a discription.

"The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden. They occur scattered either as isolated or clusters of boulders within a stretch of beach where they have been protected in a scientific reserve. The erosion by wave action of mudstone, comprising local bedrock and landslides, frequently exposes embedded isolated boulders. These boulders are grey-colored septarian concretions, which have been exhumed from the mudstone enclosing them and concentrated on the beach by coastal erosion."  - Wikipedia
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