A Quick Beach Get-Away

After all the hustle and bustle of Christmas, Motor Man and I recently slipped away for a little Outer Banks fix.

We were on the beach at sunrise last Friday. In the winter, the beach is pretty much our own at that time of day.

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Every few minutes, the sky changed, requiring, of course, that I take another picture. It was quite brisk, though, so although I stepped out for a few minutes to pick up seashells, I didn’t tarry long outside the Jeep.

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We know that we rarely see horses out on the beach in the winter, but we did manage to find a couple on the “back roads”, including this one, sporting his furry winter coat. (This picture was taken with a zoom lens: I wasn’t nearly as close to him as it appears.)

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But, both going to the beach and coming home, we stopped to see our friend, Aggie. She doesn’t have a 50-feet distance ordinance.

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We’re just two members of her huge fan club, and she’s always happy to see us treats.

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Our trip was a short one, but fun and relaxing with beautiful scenery….and horses.

16 responses to “A Quick Beach Get-Away

  1. Beautiful beach shots…..it’s so cold and quiet looking in winter…..Aggie looks quite happy to see Miss Dianna and her treats!


  2. I think Aggie loves you as much as you love her…or is the treats you have that’s the attraction.

  3. It’s always a good idea “to get out of Dodge” and clear the mind. Looks like you did just that.

  4. Love that first shot of the beach. Beautiful. Aggie waits for your visits I am sure.

  5. Such a lovely, peaceful, horsey post!!! Made me smile.. 🙂

  6. Aggie’s got her winter coat on, too 🙂


  7. What a treat! I love seeing this slice of paradise through your lens!

  8. i love that you stop to see your sweet friend. 🙂

  9. Beautiful sunrise beach shots. I love horses with their furry coats. It’s one of the things I miss most. I loved the feel and smell of Lizzy’s thick soft winter coat.

  10. Amazing winter sunrise! I can tell Aggie was glad for your company – both times !

  11. Sweet Aggie shots and love the winter coats on the horses. I admire you for getting out of jeep to go on cold beach-even though the sea shell selection should be awesome in winter!

  12. Nice! And a little bonus for you seeing your favorite horses.

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    There is nothing like the Outer banks for beautiful and fun pictures.. Aggie welcomed your Christmas visit!

  14. The beach looks beautiful in the winter. . . And, Aggie looks like she enjoyed your visit.

  15. What a lovely getaway Dianna! Beautiful photos and Aggie too. 🙂 Happy New Year! ~Dor

  16. That was a trip well worth making. Beautiful horses, love your friendship with Aggie.

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