Sunday, 23 June 2013

Pancake Rocks, New Zealand

So we went to the famous Pancake Rocks in Punakaiki. This is a popular stop for tourists when they are travelling along the West Coast of the South Island. These rocks are actually limestones that were heavily eroded by the mildly acidic rain, wind and seawater. They were formed about 30 million years ago from minute fragments of dead marine creatures and plants that landed on the seabed about 2km below the surface. The intense water pressure caused fragments to solidify in hard and soft layers while the gradually seismic action lifted the limestone above the seabed. Because of the shape that the rocks, several blowholes were created and they were simply pleasant to watch especially at high tide when the waves slam themselves on the rocks and spray into the air.

Here are some of the pictures my friends and I took during our trip.

I especially love this picture we took on our way to Pancake Rocks. It looks as if they were on the top of the world. Priceless expressions from all of them. :)

Credits to Azri for taking this picture. :)

Friends forever. :)

No mountains too high, no river too deep. Nothing can break the friendship bond we made.. :)

Da boys in da house bro. :) Shows that they have been going to the gym.

Great view of pancake rocks. If you look carefully, you can spot a face and a lion . The wonders of nature. :)

We just love this place.

They look cute in this picture. :) 2 very photogenic people.

The bridge that forms the pillar of our friendship. We have learnt that there's nothing more valuable than knowing there's always someone who will get your back if you fall. This is what friends are for. :)

Again, you can sort of see a face carved into the stones.  Unleash your creativity and tell me what you see. :)

Look at those striations. This is why mother nature never fails to mesmerise  me. God is a great artist and  we can't deny that. He blesses us in all forms. Creating a serene environment for us to enjoy and relax.

A shot of the sunset with one of our pretty models.

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We used to be strangers who crossed each other's path by coincidence and made friends instantly. Never have we hesitated but the bond that grew over time remain strong and is enough for us to strive for what we want.

Another shot of sunset.

Let there be love in this world. 

Caught in deep thoughts by the serenity of the surrounding.

Before they head into the misty mountains up the back.. :)

Boys being boys...

The inseparable sisters.

Let the light shine your way. Never let anything get between you and your dreams.

The loner at sunset? Sole survivor of the great tide? This is a great depiction of how we should see  our journey here. When the tides come in and slaps you in the face, stay strong and keep standing for when the tide recedes, you know you will once again connect with everything you've lost.

Carving their way via the rocks.

Never stop smiling no matter what happens.

Tell me what you see...

There's lots of rambling about my friends and I but I am really proud of them and they have made me who I am today. Stayed with me through the tough times and we share the good times.

Anyway, I hope you liked the pancake rocks and definitely put them in your list of places to visit.. :)

Till then... Chao...



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