Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Moeraki Boulders


Going to the site of the Moeraki Boulders.

A really tall one, taking picture with Mom, Wendy, and me.

Mom and I still staring at boulder, Wendy watching us stare.

Sorry about it being sideways, me on top of boulder, with a little of Dad's help getting me there.

 Dad pretending to be hatching out of a egg.

 Me pushing boulder.
Mom and I.
Wendy just staring at the ground.
Don't these boulders look like they were marbled? Well, these are the Moeraki boulders, a series of boulders that are perfectly round. It is weird that they are this shape, but it is true.
They were a legend that the Maori told about a boat called the Arai Te Uru. It traveled around the bay, but then sunk leaving the reef as the hull and the seeds on board the boat that they carried with them, as the Moeraki Boulders.
Then there was the scientific explanation. It started with clams and other creatures who lived in the sand thousands of years ago. They died and stayed in the same place for centuries. Growing around them was mud and dirt cementing together making a round like ball. Then, the ground in front of them broke off into the ocean and it became cliff. After that, the dirt and ground were slowly eroding away to the boulder, which then fell out of the cliff and rolled onto the beach.

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