Saysutshun / Newcastle Island is completely made of sandstone; they even had sandstone quarries on the island. Around the tide line salt water penetrates into the sandstone and when the sun is warming the rocks this water wants to evaporate. At the surface it then forms salt crystals which chip off pieces of sand and forming these funky, weird honeycomb and wave-like patterns. The sandstone formation in Kanaka Bay is particularly beautifully eroded and the landscape almost looks alien. At high tide these rocks completely disappear under water so you can imagine how much salt water will penetrate into the sandstone again and again repeating the process of erosion.
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