Sunday Morning On The Banks

And, of course, you know I’m referring to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Motor Man and I were down for the weekend, and made our way up to Corolla early yesterday morning to see the wild horses.

We weren’t on the beach in time for the sunrise, but the sky and surf were beautiful when we arrived.

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We were off to a slow start seeing any horses, but I thought this was interesting: wild horses beside this “road” sign.  Guess they know that’s where they’re supposed to be.

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But then, we drove back over to the beach, and saw this:

horses on the beach 7-21-2013 7-18-23 AM

Eight horses, including a little one, down by the ocean.  And the baby was feeling quite frisky. (This photo has been cropped: I definitely wasn’t this close.)

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The two of them enjoyed a few minutes of playtime in the sand, while we all kept our required 50 feet distance from them.

mom and baby playing 7-21-2013 7-20-46 AM

frisky babe 7-21-2013 7-20-52 AM

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Then, Mom said: “That’s enough”…

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And they ran off toward the dunes.

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Where they enjoyed Sunday morning breakfast with the family.

horses on dune 7-21-2013 7-25-41 AM

Another morning worthy of the 5 a.m. alarm.


17 responses to “Sunday Morning On The Banks

  1. That last photo is amazing. Love the little one.

  2. What fabulous photos…..the ocean looks so peaceful early in the morning and obviously the horses were enjoying a cool romp on the sand before everyone else arrived. It certainly pays to be early birds when you can catch such beautiful sights!


  3. It’s worth getting up at o ‘dark thirty to see those fantastic horses and that peaceful sky!

  4. So nice you can capture these scenes on camera…they certainly can’t bottle and sell such beauty.

  5. It looks beautiful and peaceful there! Your shots of the horses are always a treat to see. Love those babies.. ♥

  6. so very cool. thanks for sharing them with us!

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I love the colt and mother playing on the beach. You don/t see that just anywhere. Great pictures of the horses as always. Have a good week.

  8. Great pics! It looks like it was a fantastic day on the beach for those horses … and at least one photographer ! 😉

  9. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures of the horses. I look forward to them!!!

  10. Simply STUNNING!!! First pic drew me right in, set the mood! I love the playful pics…and those last two shots are so vibrant and alive – just lovely!

  11. They are gorgeous you really capture their fun too. I love your photos! =^.^=

  12. Beautiful! continue to be awed when you share pictures of the wild horses.

  13. mollieandalfie

    Just beautiful xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  14. That is a gorgeous seascape. Love the foal!

  15. awesome photos thanks for sharing them.

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