Winter At The Beach

Last Sunday, Motor Man and I headed to the Outer Banks to have a look at the beach following Winter Storm Helena. The main highways had been treated, and, for the most part, weren’t hazardous. That isn’t to say, though, that we didn’t travel through some “dicey” sections between home and the beach.

The Outer Banks didn’t get nearly the snowfall that we did at home, but it’s somewhat unusual to see snow on the dunes.


You could say that we had the beach to ourselves. And, by the way, notice how wide the beach is?  During the storm, the ocean was nearly up to the dune line.


But, we didn’t go to the beach just to see snow….we went to see “my” horses. And we weren’t disappointed: we saw 31, including this one, obviously paying no heed to the nearby sign.


And this “Black Beauty”.


And I realize that the Christmas season is over, but I just couldn’t resist….(volume up)

Ever wonder what it’s like to go four-wheelin’ over the dunes?  Here’s a Go-Pro clip, and let me just say that it appears much smoother here on this video than it is in real life.

Happy weekend!

13 responses to “Winter At The Beach

  1. The first photo reminds me of other beaches in other spots in the world where the sand is white and just as fine as snow…..pretty! Nice that you got to see some of the local residents in their winter coats………


  2. I love, love the first photo, Dianna!

  3. AWESOME!!!! Black Beauty is truly a beauty, and you have such an expert “dune-driver”! What a Winter Wonderland it was. Happy Weekend to you!

  4. Wonderful Winter Wonderland at the Beach! You need to make your own calendar! I’m surprised at how many tire tracks there were. I guess Motor Man isn’t the only daring one.

  5. Great pics & clips!
    Black Beauty is the one here !

  6. Over the dune ride was cool! Those are some FUZZY horses!

  7. Love all your Winter Wonderland pictures. I had heard that you had plenty of snow there and now I can see it! Stay warm.

  8. It’s fun to see what the beach and dunes look like with snow on them.

  9. I love seeing ‘your’ horses in their winter coats. A day at the beach never disappoints you, does it? Thank you for sharing your beach days with those of us who are land-locked. I truly enjoy these posts!

  10. So pretty! Love the videos….I want to go four wheelin’ on the dunes!
    p.s. I’ve been having problems with my wordpress profile and commenting. Hopefully I have that worked out now 🙂

  11. Cool! I don’t recall ever seeing snow on a beach.
    I enjoyed your videos. The horses are so cute in their fuzzy warm winter coats. I enjoyed the ride over the dunes too. Fun! 🙂

  12. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Beach and horse beauty!

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