One of the things on my bucket list was to see the Moeraki Boulders on the beach in New Zealand. I was pleased to see that the road from Christchurch to Dunedin passes right by Koekoheo Beach where the boulders rest after falling out of the cliffs on the edge of the beach. So during our recent visit to NZ we called in. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good. Showers and a grey sky, not good for photography. However, we tried to make the best of it. Bill was disappointed he thought the boulders would be much bigger.
We walked down to the beach from the car park.
There were others who had come to see these strange round boulders.
Bill thought they were going to be much bigger.
Scientists say they are concretions, a hard mass stuck together with mineral cement and they grow in a sedimentary strata until they are exposed by erosion and then they roll out of the cliffs onto the beach.
I was happy to tick off another item on my bucket list. I got the dirty knee from taking the shot before this one.