Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday 24 January - day 12

8am start today. We are off to Mount Cook.

Just 20 minutes out of Dunedin is the Moeraki Boulders. These are quite amazing round rocks that are believed to have been formed in the cliffs, as wind and water eroded the cliffs, the boulders were exposed. These a re hollow inside and have hexagonal veins inside, some of these are exposed.

The Maori legend is that a war canoe had sunk in this area and the boulders are the food parcels.

Waitake power station. One of the many dams we passed.

The first pic is a dam builders hut. 2nd is one of the runner turbine first used in 1941. Last pic is the equipment that was once used to build the dams - now a kids playground.


clare's craftroom said...

What a great idea to use finished with equipment for playgrounds !

Diana said...

I have enjoyed all these posts. Was wondering about the Maori legends so thanks for filling me in. The mountains are breathtaking. I also like the use of the power station materials for play equipment.
Cheers to Steven, the super bus driver.

Marydon Ford said...

So enjoying my travels with you, feel as tho there in person. TY for sharing.

Have a great day.
TTFN ~ Marydon