Right between high and low tide (mid tide?) and ventured a little further south along Back Beach this afternoon. The rocks scattered around this area are the remnants of an eruption of Taranaki's (currently dormant) volcano hundreds of years ago.
Two captures - RAW processed in DPP, blended in PSP X2:
ISO100, F/7.1, 2 sec. (sea)
ISO100, F/14, 2 sec. (sky)