Sunset At The Beach

Motor Man and I made a quick trip to the beach this weekend, and we invited my our friend, Donna, to ride with us. Because of summertime weekend traffic, by the time we actually got to the beach, it was late afternoon. Sometimes that can make photos a bit tricky, but then you get lucky with that golden hour sun.

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We always think it’s comical to see a cattle egret hitching a ride on one of the horses.

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Donna commented that these three appeared to be “on guard”:  keeping watch in all directions.

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I guess the grass really IS greener on the other side of the fence.

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This is Wash Woods Coast Guard Station, originally built in 1917, now restored and serving as a Real Estate office. When I first downloaded this picture, I thought the sand looked like snow.

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This watchtower in front of Wash Woods is a replica of the original, also built in 1917, but destroyed by a hurricane in 1933.

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Motor Man and I aren’t usually up on the beach at sunset. The time of day made for a different experience: less traffic, fewer people on the beach, soft, afternoon lighting. And just as we thought we’d seen all the horses for the day, we spotted this one up on the dune.

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Gorgeous weather, a wonderful breeze, 40 horses, a very patient husband, a good friend and an amazing sunset made for one perfect day.

~These Days Of Mine~

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18 responses to “Sunset At The Beach

  1. Great, pictures,wonderful trip! I learned a lot from your blog too! I didn’t know either of the facts on the sunset buildings-interesting! The trip to see the horses with you two is always wonderful. Doing at end of the day in low humidity, cool breezes and breathtaking sunset and you two—magical!!Thanks again for transporting me to the land of waves, dunes and beautiful horses on the sea! Good week Dianna!

  2. Sunrises at the beach are gorgeous it’s true, but there’s something really relaxing about sunsets too…..golden glows…..quiet as everything begins to “rest” for the day……..great phoos!

    Pam

  3. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The sunset photos are amazing. ….And yes, Motor Man is one patient tour guide’s assistant/driver. We loved our trip up on the dunes with you earlier this summer.

  4. Looks like a perfect time to be there! You know how I feel about sunrises (way to early for me) but the sunsets are special!

  5. So beautiful! Love the sunset colors!

  6. I love all your pics, but ESPECIALLY the horse on the dunes at the end. 🙂

  7. Extraordinary photos today. Thank you!

  8. A fantastic summertime entry at TheseDays! – sorta’ like taking a trip down to the beach ….
    & the grass has always been greener on the other side ! ; )

  9. Oh, those are phenomenal photos Dianna – especially the last one of the horse on the dunes! I love them all though and almost felt like I was there with you too.

  10. Always fun at the beach and even better when you have horses and a pretty sunset!

  11. You truly captured some of my favorite scenes from the outdoors and wildlife.

    If you like you can link up with the “Through My Lens” photo meme. Link is below.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

  12. What a wonderful time with husband, horses and a friend. And the photos are golden.

  13. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a perfect day it was! The pictures are grand as always.

  14. I can’t get over the light…I would want to be there every day at the same time! Gorgeous.

  15. Magnificent! 🙂

  16. It did all work out for good. 🙂

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