River Stones

The Pomahaka River at Leithen Picnic Area has plenty of stones in the riverbed, many of them flat. Nigel commented that many of them are square-ended and would be useful for corners in stonemasonry (known as quoins). We were there on Sunday afternoon.

All photos below taken by Nigel, 19 Jan 2020.

Pomahaka River at Leithen Picnic Area.

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Trees on a steep rocky bank, on the opposite side of the gravel road.

Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. It looks like the mania for “Stone stacking” (where hikers see how high they can balance a stack of stones) hasn’t hit your area. A creek like that in the US, would be likely to have several columns of stones left behind by these folks.

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    1. Thankfully no. It’s stone beaches alongside the main highway like over the east coast where that stuff gets done, places easily accessible to tourists. Out in wilderness bush trails there’ll occasionally be stone cairns that help to mark a walking route and I like those as they serve a purpose, very reassuring too if you’re on a route that’s not well marked.

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