Punakaiki: Pancake Rocks

Of course it was raining. Again. But we soldiered on to check out the famous Pancake Rocks.

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The pancake rocks are layers of limestone that for some reason take these unusual shapes. They end up creating caverns and blow holes that burst up at high tide.

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Steam on the left is a blow hole through the rocks

We were lucky that we were there at high tide. The surf sounded like thunder pushing up through the rocks.

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And this is the point where my phone screen was too wet to use anymore. I have some more on the “big” camera that I will try to post once we get to Queenstown.

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