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Mad Aussie
07-17-2010, 02:31 AM
Mt Wellington has a heap of rock formations on it's slopes and it's summit. Apparently these are something called Dolerite, a sub-volcanic rock.

It was very cold that first day up there ... minus 1 C with a decent wind blowing ...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4801148014_fac413f098_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4800515271_8b1b078267_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4801148386_26720d1525_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4800515705_719a0e0169_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4143/4801148848_6745cb0836_o.jpg

Richard
07-17-2010, 03:51 AM
Your going to have to stop taking good shots MA, it takes to long to nominate them.

Those heathers in the last shot look a bit like broccoli.

Mad Aussie
07-17-2010, 03:58 AM
Oh sorry ... on both counts :)

QuietOne
07-18-2010, 03:13 AM
I actually like broccoli. I'm also a fan of neat rocks. These and the ones in the other thread qualify.

Mad Aussie
07-18-2010, 03:26 AM
I'll eat broccoli because it's good for me ... but I won't eat rocks anymore.

Bambi
07-18-2010, 10:15 AM
I quite like #4. It's like the ancient rocks are watching the progress below.

Mad Aussie
07-18-2010, 05:56 PM
It is cool how close this mountain is to the city itself. We were staying on the northside and had to drive right through near the city centre to get to the road up the mountain and it still only took 20 mins or so to get up there.