Change Of Plans, Per The Atlantic

Yesterday, Motor Man and I had a little ‘down time’, so we planned a quick trip to the beach to see the wild horses.

And…..the mighty Atlantic made short work of our plans.

First, here’s a picture showing what the beach is like on most of our trips:

This is what we found yesterday:

Things were a little dicey.

The tide was just too high to safely drive on the beach.  So, less than a half mile later, we decided to cancel our plans. This was on our way back off the beach.

Yes, just a little concerning. This is the backside of the sign in my third picture (above). In some spots, there was very little travel area between the dunes and the ocean.

Here’s a quick video I took of that angry ocean once we were safely off the beach. Obviously, the red flags were flying to warn folks that no swimming was allowed.


And this is that same fence on a much calmer day:

So,  no horse sightings on this quick trip.  But, we’ll return soon and, most likely, find much more favorable conditions.

~These Days Of Mine~





8 responses to “Change Of Plans, Per The Atlantic

  1. Terrifying!! Just crazy!

  2. WOW!!! Know I would have turned around too. But look at the energy in those waves…And from a storm way out at sea.

  3. Good decision to turn around…..there will be better days ahead for “beaching” that’s for sure. That storm that’s churning WAY off shore maybe stirred up those waves but is some of that erosion from “Dorian” ? I’m sure you and Motor Man had a great drive there and back anyway – the weather has been gorgeous these past few days.


  4. Ooooh! Your Befores and Afters really point out the differences a wild surf can make. Looking forward to your photos of the beautiful horses on calmer days.

  5. Holy cow! Like Dor said above, the before and after photos really show the power of the surf. It looks a mite scary to me.

  6. I do believe y’all made the right call to turn around …..

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What a before and after difference. You certainly made the right decision..

  8. The sheer power of the water is just amazing! Glad you guys made it out of that safely.

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