Saturday, January 19, 2013

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks

One of the other places we stopped on our drive along the West coast of New Zealand was the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks area. This place is really cool; it's full of limestone rock formations that look like stacked pancakes!
In different areas of the lookout platforms, you could see water surging in when the waves came and this sometimes creates blowholes. We weren't there at high tide, so I wasn't able to capture anything too spectacular, but it was still neat to see some small blowholes.
There's really not much else to say about rocks, so I'll let you enjoy the pictures. 

Are you hungry for pancakes now? We were, so we had them for breakfast the next morning!
The background was just as awesome as the rocks themselves.
At the bottom of this set of rocks were swishy plants that look like those things in a car wash.
There was a small blowhole down in this crevice.
We never really saw anybody surfing in this country, though the waves looked great to me!

So, the Pancake Rocks were definitely worth stopping for on our West Coast drive. We spent the night of December 27th near Franz Josef glacier; more on that tomorrow!

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