As I traveled from Dunedin towards Lake Tekapo by using Highway 1, I dropped by a coast called the Moeraki Boulders which is famous for its, well boulders.
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.
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- Copyright: Eugene Fu (eugenefu) (526)
- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2011-10-27
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- Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 4:11
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