2/8/16

Koutu Boulders

Along the Hokianga Harbor, there is a stretch of beach that contains some interesting rock formations called the Koutu boulders. My mother-in-law and I walked along the beach and it took us the best part of two hours. 

Most sites say it's an 'easy' walk if you go two hours either side of low tide. Maybe if you're 25 and have done a decathlon or two. But for two, ahem, older gentleladies who were looking for a stroll down the beach, not so much. 

But we were determined to clamber over rocks and get to the other end--mostly, because we didn't think we could get back up the steep bank that we came down from the car. 

And, by golly, we can say we walked from one end to the other!

I didn't see any 20 foot-tall concretions like they said we would (whoever 'they' are), but some were pretty big. I am 6 feet tall (that's me in the blue) and several were taller than me. I hope you enjoy the views.







16 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

I am surprised at the great variety of rocks at the beach. Looks like a number of different processes created them. Great photos.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

An interesting walk of great variety - and how handy to have little signs to tell you what shapes the rocks are (?).

Christine said...

Now they were worth seeing & such a variety of shapes! Thanks for sharing!

Bob Bushell said...

I think that you couldn't put them into your bag, beautiful photos.

Mersad said...

Wow, these are really great. Must be very impressive to stand next to these. Thank you for linking in with Through My Lens.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
such texture... YAM xx

Rhonda Albom said...

I am adding this to my bucket list for my next trip up north. These boulders are really cool. Love your photos. Sorry it was a difficult walk, but it looks like it was worth it.

John said...

An odd assortment . What is the origin?

Tanya Breese said...

what great rock formations!

Linda W. said...

Such interesting shaped rocks! I'd love to take a walk like this.

Brooke Neal said...

Those are some great rock formations!

marshaleith said...

wow- what super formations. Well worth the walk!

Marie C said...

Gorgeous (and fun!) rock formations! I'm with you, I couldn't make the hike but I'd really want to!

facile et beau - Gusta said...

Fascinating stones. absolutely gorgeous

Jibber JabberUK said...

What a wide variety of rock formations. I wonder how some of them have got where they are now as they look far too heavy to shift!

diane b said...

Wow another interesting beach to visit.