MYSTERIOUS MORAKI BOULDERS

These mysterious round boulders are found on the Otago coast of New Zealand and there are dozens of them. They look like they've been dumped there or have just rolled off the cliffs and onto the beach but they're actually a process of this unique erosion mechanism.

I had heard about these before we arrived at New Zealand and planned a stop there on our way from Dunedin to Christchurch and I tried to time it so that the tide was just covering the boulders. However, as any photographer who has travelled around New Zealand will tell you, It takes at least 3 times longer to get anywhere as you keep having to stop to capture so many amazing scenes along the route.

Anyway, we're off to Shangri-La tomorrow via Tiger Leaping Gorge and I'm pretty excited about it, especially as the hotel we are staying in provides oxygen to help you cope with the high altitude! My worry is that no-one here speaks a word of English and I'm not too confident that our driver is going to have a clue where we are heading. Judging by our previous drivers and the huge mountains that loom in the distance for us to cross, it's going to be an interesting journey.

Moeraki Boulders New Zealand