October 05, 2007

Moraki Boulders............

These things were so cool. When we heard about them, we thought they must have been created by the sea washing over them, but once we got there we completely stunned to find out that they had formed as boulders in the earth millions of years ago, and lay in the cliffs for just about ever, and it was the eventual errossion of the cliff that set them free. The ocean washes away the clay and mud around them and then the boulders just roll out into the beach. There are other examples of these around the world, but apparently these are the most spherical of them all. It was stunning seeing them all scattered on the beach like discarded toys. so, so beautiful, and really very fun also.




binrow said...

These are great love the pics, must put this on my to visit one day list.


Nichole said...

Hey sweetpea...love the pics...so so stunning. I'm eternally jealous!
did you have a great time? of course you did!
miss you

Melissa said...

y1Mel, your photos are AWESOME!!!!!! Each and everyone is so interesting! Loving them!

Anonymous said...

OMG, loving all these pics mel! almost feel like i was there too!