Moeraki Boulders

The boys overdid it a bit on the mountain yesterday so we’re going for a drive down the coast to check out some of the scenery.  One of the strangest things I saw when I was in New Zealand in 2005 with my family was the Moeraki Boulders so we thought we’d head off down that way.  Stopped in Geraldine to start the great possum hunt…

On my last trip I bought a shawl made out of merino wool and possum fur and it is the most wonderfully soft and warm and of course I’ve been asked to bring some home for my Mum and sister.  Saw one today in Geraldine and nearly fell over at the price.   Will have to keep looking…

Anyway we went down to the Moeraki Boulders and the boys were suitably impressed and we also popped around the corner to peninsula to have a look at the lighthouse which was fun in an alarming kinda way – we were right out on the edge of a rather steep descent and the wind was so strong you could lean into it without falling over.  In my book that is quite alarming at the top of a cliff.

We tried to go to have lunch at Fleur’s Place in Moeraki but they were closed on Tuesdays though we know not why.  We ended up having lunch at the small information/gift shop at Moeraki which I only mention because they had the BEST seafood chowder ever which was a nice surprise in what is effectively a tourist trap where they have captive diners.

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