Visit these when the tide is out... Trust us :P
Trip Start Feb 28, 2009
27Trip End Apr 12, 2009
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YHA Lake Tekapo
We are not fully sure what the actual beach there is called, but a nearby town is called Moeraki and what makes this beach is so unique are 'The Moeraki Boulders'. Now we didn't really know what to expect here, but since it was on our route we figured we'd stop and have a look anyway :).
The reason these boulders are so special is that they are almost perfectly spherical. And as un-interesting as that might sound at first glance, once we saw them we were quite puzzled and impressed by them.
We tried to take a few pictures of them to share with you all, but sadly enough the sun was close to setting so the conditions weren't optimal... Plus we had to keep dashing back to the edge as the tide was coming in hard and fast and in BIG waves :D.
The beach only had about 30 centimeters of dry sand left where everyone else was huddling whenever a new wave was incoming. So we ended up running back and forth inbetween waves for some pictures and to see these weird boulders up close. We even saw a broken boulder further down the beach that looked like it had exploded sometime in the past. It clearly showed that the centre had been hollow and at some point the pressure inside had been too great and it just blew up there on the beach.
Luckily we only had to dodge incoming waves and not flying rocks this time round though :P