This section of the West Coast highway runs right along the beach for a couple km, and if you’re traveling southwards, this is the first time the highway has hugged the shoreline since Punakaiki. For some reason travelers stop along this section of coastline every year to stack rocks into some peculiar balancey combinations. Who knows why?? Because it’s the final glimpse of the Tasman for southbound travelers? Because it’s the first glimpse for northbounders? Call it whimsy, joy, love……whatever it is, people stop and create traveler tributes to NZ every year. Always the same, but always different.