We started out for Three Sisters to see how the earthquake had changed the coastline. Even though we arrived at low tide, the wild wind blew water back up the river bed so hard that access was cut off completely.
While we were driving to Waikawau Beach--aka,Tunnel Beach, as plan B, it was quite bizarre to see sea foam being blown over the road in places you can't even see the ocean from the road!
As I stood watching the waves, the wind would blow tiny, little
tornadoes in the black sand. They only lasted a second or two but the
dark spot below is one I tried to capture.
It's so amazing to see greenery growing out of the cliff.
This pohutukawa was growing near the entrance/exit to the beach.