Daily Archives: July 13, 2015

Busy Weekend, Part I

Some weekends are just more action-packed than others. And this past weekend was definitely one of those for us.

Thursday morning, Motor Man, my friend, Donna, and I went to the Outer Banks. We did a little shopping, had lunch, more shopping, had dinner and stayed the night.

Early Friday morning, we were up and on our way to Corolla in search of wild horses.  But first, we stopped to catch the sunrise, and Donna took this photo.  (Sorry for the rerun, Facebook friends.)  When she looked at the preview on her camera, she was so excited.  And I think it’s special, too.

db sunrise

We think we saw 60 horses, give or take a couple… or five.  We were too excited taking pictures to keep an accurate count.  These three were walking down one of the “back roads”.  We thought the one in the middle was especially beautiful.*

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We could tell by the horses’ body language that things were a bit tense.

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We soon realized that these were two stallions, and we had our cameras ready for a serious “discussion”.

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But, discussion was apparently all there was to be this particular time, and the guys walked away rather peacefully.

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It’s always a treat to see horses on the beach near the ocean, preferably walking IN the water,  and these five obliged us.

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It was a perfect day on the beach: comfortable temps, a nice breeze, sunshine, wild horses. During one of our stops, Motor Man shared a joke with Donna by the seaside.

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Thanks, Motor Man for putting up with all our girly silliness, giggles, shopping, etc.

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On Wednesday,  I’ll share part two of our busy weekend.

* As always, we were always more than the required 50 feet distance from the horses.  My photos were taken with a zoom lens, and most of them have been cropped to bring the images in closer than the distance they actually were.

~These Days Of Mine~

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