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High Tide And Lazy Horses

Happy 1st day of June!

Yesterday, Motor Man and I took a day trip to our happy place: Carova, North Carolina.  It was a gorgeous day: sunny and in the low 70’s. We saw 26 horses, including, once again, baby Amelia.   You may recall my blog post from a couple of weeks ago, where I shared a video of her running laps around her mom.

She wasn’t quite that energetic yesterday. In fact, when we first spotted her, she was having a little rest. (*Just a reminder, these pictures were taken with my zoom lens and then cropped once I uploaded them to my computer. I wasn’t nearly this close! There’s an ordinance prohibiting humans from being within 50 feet of the wild horses.)

But she was soon up on her feet and nuzzling Mom.

A little later in our trip, we happened upon this group on the beach. It’s always special to see horses by the ocean.  Once again, one was taking a break. In fact, when I zoomed in on the picture, I noticed that this one’s eyes are actually closed. (Apparently, being a horse at the beach is hard work. Who knew?)

But that nap, too, was soon over, and the journey down the beach continued.

When we were leaving, the tide was a bit higher than we’re accustomed to seeing.  This cottage, “Laughing Gull”, is very close to the ocean, sometimes closer than others. Driving around it when we came by was a single lane, and traffic took turns.

As we drove by.

Another beautiful Sunday: horses, beach, sunshine. Yes, please.

~These Days Of Mine~





Worth The Wait

Many of you know that the Outer Banks of North Carolina closed their doors to visitors about two months ago due to the corona virus.

It has been nine weeks…NINE weeks….since we’ve been to Carova to see ‘my’ wild horses.

That restriction was lifted Friday night/Saturday morning at midnight. So guess where our day trip took us yesterday?

When we left home, our skies were bright and sunny. When we got to Carova,  it was pea-soup foggy.

There were lots of folks on the beach, some even in swimwear. But with a temperature around 62, and this fog, they weren’t there to sunbathe, nor to take in the view.

But, we soon found horses on the beach. That’s what WE came to see.

We had to celebrate by taking our picture with them in the background.

Beach hair: don’t care!

And….then….what’s this up ahead in the fog??

EEEEKKK! We just happened upon the third and youngest (thus far) baby born this season.  Meet Amelia and her mom. Amelia was born April 24, making her just a little over three weeks old.

I won’t say how many photos I took of this sweet baby, who was definitely feeling her oats.

And yes, I’m going to share several of them with you.

As soon as we spotted her, Motor Man pulled over at a very safe distance from the two of them and shut off our vehicle. I’m so thankful for a zoom lens on our camera.

And he patiently waited while I oohed, aahed and took picture after picture. We had them all to ourselves, other than the folks who arrived at the cottage beside where we’d stopped.

I was so disappointed to discover that this next picture is slightly blurred. It was my favorite of all I took of her.

And I was even able to get a couple of videos. This first one is so sweet of Amelia, Mom, and a cattle egret. I love how Amelia is nudging up against Mom, then takes off for a quick run.


And this next video is of her running laps around Mom. Sound up to hear her cute little whinny.  Motor Man said she looks more like a race horse than a Corolla mustang. (The horn beep you hear is that of the folks who arrived at the cottage locking their vehicle.)


So, we had a wonderful trip, and seeing this baby made waiting those long nine weeks to get back to the beach worth it.  Well, almost.

~These Days Of Mine~