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Stone stacking

On the way to Fox glacier, we passed this beach which had loads of these piles of stones - why are they like that? who made them? How come they don't fall off at a gust of wind? These are just some of the questions we'll never know the answers to...
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June 10th 2009
This end of the south island, we’ve had to retrace our steps back from Milford Sound to Te Anau and on to Queenstown. Just after leaving Queenstown while heading east, we take a left and head north to Wanaka. Wanaka is a nice little town next to a beautiful lake with the backdrop of mountains. In spite of the weather and the fact that it’s off season, it has a very holiday-ish air about it. Pe ... read more
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New Zealand Flag The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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19th October 2010

Stone Stacker strikes again
How funny! We where in NZ last week and whilst driving from Cromwell to Oramama bound for Mt Cook Sth Is. we drove passed approx 10Kms of stacked stone piles like in your picture. There would have been hundreds of piles and none of them fell over even though there was a pretty strong cross wind coming through the flat. B

Tot: 1.852s; Tpl: 0.027s; cc: 12; qc: 38; dbt: 0.0287s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 2; ; mem: 1.4mb