Weekend Trip Revealed

This past weekend, Motor Man and I took a little weekend trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our good friends, Bev and Bill, were also there for the weekend. On Saturday, we all climbed in their four-wheel drive vehicle and headed out on the beach up to the northern parts of the Outer Banks. We were in search of the “wild” horses near the Corolla/Carova area.

We ventured inland off the beach, each of us keeping an eye out for the horses. Bev caught glimpse of these two, bedded down, staying warm in the morning sun.

And then, nearby, we saw this beauty.

This next picture gives you an idea of the “streets” in the area. Black Beauty crossed right in front of us.

The next horses we saw were these near a small creek. Yes, they are that close to the homes in the area.

A few seconds later one of the horses (maybe the mom?) and the baby nuzzled heads. I didn’t get that picture, but did get this one. I think the baby must have liked the nuzzle. (Click to enlarge so you can see his “smile”.) His coloring makes it seem that he’s wearing black boots.

It was exciting to see all the horses in the above pictures, but as we were driving back down the beach, we realized the best was saved for last. The horses on the dunes were so beautiful.

Once again, it was one of those times when I couldn’t stop taking pictures. I seem to have a lot of those occasions.

Now you know how we spent part our weekend. I think there may be some OBX sunset photos on tap for Sunday’s post.

~The End.~

(Click here to read more about the wild horses of Corolla.)

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35 responses to “Weekend Trip Revealed

  1. Looks like a fun weekend trip. I’m glad the weather was so good for your little excursion! Been to the Outer Banks several times and never spotted a horse OR the dolphins. I seem to scare them into hiding when I’m in the area!!

  2. Your shots are wonderful. It was great you got so close to them. I love the shot of mum and baby – it really made me smile.
    I must show these to my daughter Karen – she adores horses and I know she will go all gooey over these lol.

  3. Oh wow….beautiful shots….I’m sure you were thrilled to be able to capture these beauties on film. The horses have a distinct “look” don’t they….thanks for sharing! Looks like it was a wonderful weekend for OBX.

    Pam (and Sam)

  4. I remember reading the book, “Misty of Chincoteague” as a young girl. Your photos took me right there … beautiful!
    MJ

  5. How fun! I have to say I had a “Misty of Chincoteague” moment, too!

  6. We have a friend with a place at Corova – we have seen them crossing in front of his place. Love the photos! What a great trip you had…and as usual, the camera right at hand. Great job!

  7. What a wonderful collection of photos! I also could recite “Misty of Chincoteague” by memory when I was growing up. Thank you so much for sharing.

  8. Well Dianna this post definitely made me smile this morning! Last shot is cute 🙂 I love all your horse snaps and what a beautiful place. I have to click on your link! I have all sorts of questions 🙂 A great weekend getaway!

  9. What beautiful photos you captured. I did not realize there were so many wild horses in that area. I might have to put that on my bucket list!

  10. Love your beginning, middle and end. haha What a nice trip.

  11. Glad you got to see the beautiful horses. Isn’t that amazing? The end!!!

  12. Magnificent! What a great adventure! Amazing – and wonderful – that there are horses living in the wild like this!

  13. Absolutely stunning photos. I’ve never been to the OBX, but it looks like a trip I need to plan for the future…I love the idea of witnessing wild horses on the beach. Simply beautiful!

  14. How cool! I’d never heard of them before, but I’m waaay ‘inland’! LoL!
    Love the last 2 shots on the dunes!

    We have some popular wild horses in this area, too… The Shannon County Wild Horses… very elusive!!!

  15. Beautiful- I want to go there!!! The horses all look so content-LOVE the little smiling babe 🙂

  16. Looks and sounds like a great weekend–you got some wonderful shots 🙂

  17. definitely made me think of ‘misty’ too! 🙂

  18. I just ADORE horses and these photos are fabulous!!! Definite contest material!

    What do the horses live on?

  19. Wow. You never cease to impress!!!!!!! What a neat trip and what great photos.. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  20. Lucky! What a wonderful day you had and got it all captured on film! I envy you! That is one thing I have never done. I always thought you just ride around up there, get stuck in the sand and then go home with maybe seeing a horse in the distance. Thanks for sharing!!

  21. Great shots!! I was going to say that if those horses knew about all the wildlife on y’all’s property ‘back home’, they might just follow you back there … 😉

  22. I’ve always heard of the wild horses, but have never been to see them. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. I really like the next to last one, but all are wonderful, especially the nuzzling.

  23. That looked like a very fun trip and you got some great shots to show the rest of us. I bet you were in heaven!
    ~d.

  24. Horses are such beautiful creatures; nice photos of these.

  25. The Outer Banks is a special place. I’d love to go visit there again and I just had a little chance with viewing your photos. My favorite one is the next to last. What a great shot! Of course, ‘the end’ was comical and appropriate!

  26. That’s one place I’ve always wanted to see. Glad you had the opportunity.

  27. So many of my favorite things in one place – the beach, horses, dunes! Love it.

  28. What an enchanting way to spend the weekend. Truly this is a special treat to see the natural free beauties those horses are. Your photos are great. Thanks for sharing your wonderful trip. 🙂

  29. Beautiful! I didn’t know there were wild horses in the Outer Banks. My husband and I have talked about vacationing there many times, but for one reason or another have never actually made it there. Now I have another reason to want to go! Thank you for sharing your photos! You really have a gift! ~ Sheila

  30. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. It is always fun to live these experiences through the eyes of others.

  32. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    My boss and good friend has a place on Carova and loves the horses and the beach. Great pictures!!

  33. Brings back memories! We haven’t been there in a while, but we used to spend the entire day on beach at Corolla – Dan fishing, me reading, and Larry Bird the greyhound in his really plush bed in the back of the truck!

  34. Hi,
    My name is Sarah and I’m with Dwellable. I was looking for blog posts about Carova Beach to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, drop me a line at Sarah(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you 🙂
    Sarah

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