The Beach: Take Two

Since our previous attempt (last week) at driving on the beach was aborted due to the condition of the sand, Motor Man and I tried again on Saturday.

The second time was definitely a success.  After nearly a week of cloudy, cool days that included mist and rain, Saturday’s weather couldn’t have been more beautiful: sunny and mid 70’s.

It’s always a treat to see horses on the dunes. Those storm clouds in the distance just added to the beauty of these three.  (No, it never stormed at the Outer Banks during our day trip.)

three on the dunes 6-6-2015 3-54-34 PM 6-6-2015 3-54-34 PM

Once in awhile, we see horses in one of the many canals in the Carova area. I noticed one kept pulling something up out of the water…

three in the canal 6-6-2015 3-11-25 PM

…seaweed (I suppose).  He would sling it around on his back to either shoo off flies or perhaps take a mini-shower?

horse and seaweed 6-6-2015 3-11-07 PM

 But the absolute thrill of our day was this: two mares and a stallion on the beach.

stallion and mares 6-6-2015 3-58-55 PM

But apparently the guy was the one who needed a nap.

yawn 6-6-2015 4-03-12 PM

So beautiful; definitely worth the wait and the second trip.

horse sitting 6-6-2015 4-01-38 PM

Thanks, Motor Man, for extending my birthday celebration with a visit to “my” wild horses.

~These Days Of Mine~

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15 responses to “The Beach: Take Two

  1. Incredible Dianna! And I bet he was pulling the seaweed up to sling on his back to keep flies off. They like to roll over in mud to get on fur to keep flies away so sawed to do same thing?- amazing to imagine. I am just guessing. .Every picture was wonderful. I liked the hill and clouds, like the opening scene of a Western. Glad swcond attempt stellar!

  2. Great photos of the horses….in and out of the water…..I’m glad the beach was in better shape this time for driving…..you were able to get some wonderful shots of sunbathing beauties!

    Pam

  3. I’m glad you had a successful beach day with “your” wild horses!

  4. Those are absolutely fabulous photos Dianna! The last one is calendar material. Actually, all of them are wall art! Beautiful. 🙂

  5. Love the three on the beach. Beautiful photos.

  6. All lovely – but especially that first photo!

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    All the pictures are grand, Dianna, but the first one is amazing! So happy you had a wonderful Birthday!!

  8. Looks like you hit the jackpot! Love the horses taking a dip.

  9. Glad you got another ‘take.” It definitely was worth it — loved these photos!

  10. What a great extension to your birthday! It looks as though the horses were enjoying the day, too …
    fantastic clouds …..

  11. Wonderful! I can’t choose a favorite – each one is amazing!

  12. Ahhh, what a wonderful post and pictures. I’m so glad you got your birthday wish!!

  13. I agree the day was a wonderful success. You capture the truly magical nature of the horses. All your photos are awesome. 🙂

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