We've had some horrific winds for the last few weeks and they certainly have affected the water in the Tasman Sea.
The first two photos were taken from the lookout at the Patea River while black sand pelted Hubby and me. The wind blew the camera so much I had to straighten almost all the photos but the view was still incredible.
When we went down to the coastline, the sand was blowing everywhere.
The remains of a pier seemed to be in another world with low tide.