Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Spring-like Saturday

Saturday, Motor Man and I made another of our quick one-day trips to the Outer Banks. Most folks would balk at driving that distance and back in one day, but not my Motor Man.

The beach was perfect for driving, probably the best we’ve ever seen it.  We only had to use four-wheel-drive when we crossed over the dunes. The remainder of the time, it was like a drive on the interstate….(except with seashells).

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We saw a total of twelve horses, but none of them down by the ocean.  We caught these two enjoying a little morning rest in the warm sunshine in someone’s yard.

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And this one relaxing nearby.  We loved the markings on her face and how the breeze was ruffling her mane.

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 Wonder how the horses keep warm in the winter? How about a furry winter coat?

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Oops: road block ahead. This is on one of the “back roads” over the dunes from the beach. The neon sign on the left is in front of the Carova Volunteer Fire Department. That area is named Carova because it’s near the North Carolina/Virginia border. There’s an ordinance requiring that you keep a 50-foot distance from the horses, so in a situation like this, you either make a u-turn or sit and wait (and take pictures) until the horses finish crossing the “street”. I don’t suppose there’s any question which of those options we always choose.

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Ah….a hubby who not only loves to drive, but is also very patient with his horse-loving, photo-taking wife –  plus a springtime day on the beach (with horses) in February.

~These Days Of Mine~