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Patuna Chasm

Ruakokopatuna

Wellington/Wairarapa

Maisie, 10

The steep narrow cliff was smothered lush spring palms hanging for life over a rushing stream.

The gloomy dripping caves reflect like a full moon’s shadow.

As you walk through the slimy bank with giant boulders guiding you as you go.

The sour smell disappears like the clouds on a blistering hot day.

The sun shines on the glimmering water.

The fossils on the wall leave dents in the huge boulders.

The smashing water bashes against the rocks on the peaceful day at the chasm.

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