Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Near Cape Palliser on the south end of the North Island, we camped adjacent to an area of Hoo-doos or pinnacles. 

This was all seabed, which has been eroded into towers and buttreses

We found partially fossilized tree trunks eroding in one gully. The centers of these ancient trees have been mineralized while the outsides are still tree.

Rani scrambles among the pinnacles

We also came across layers of burned wood that had also been compressed under dozens of meters of rock and was now incredibly dense and rock-like. 

Rani sprouts a new pair of wings.

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