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The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the 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. We were very lucky to be staying overnight and waited for the tourist coaches to leave, as this is a very busy tourist spot along the route. This location has been photographed so much it is difficult to come up with something original, but we waited for the waves and tide to come in for this shot.
Regards Mike

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