In Wednesday’s post, I mentioned Renee and Mike. It seemed a bit odd to call them friends, since we had just met them briefly on the beach last summer while taking pictures of the wild horses.
But sometimes, you just “click” with someone, and a friendship is quickly born.
After the farewell party for Baby William at the Corolla Wild Horse Facility a couple of weeks ago, Renee and Mike continued on to the Outer Banks to begin their vacation. Motor Man and I returned home, but later in the week, made a quick trip to the beach to join our friends. They’d vacationed in the area before, but had never extensively explored the beach in search of horses.
We were on the beach at sunrise, our very favorite time of the day to be there. It requires early rising, but it is SO worth it.
Shortly after picking up Renee and Mike for their tour, we hit the lottery. One of Renee’s wishes was to see Baby North Star, so far the only Corolla foal born this spring. And, sure enough, we saw her with her family, down by the ocean.
I’m sure Motor Man and Mike wondered just how many times two grown women could squeal with delight at seeing that tiny horse. We photographed them from our vehicle a good distance away and then watched as they walked right by us. (More squeals.)
Here sits a most patient man…
This tour company aims to please: here’s your photo op with Baby North Star, folks.
And I managed to get this one of North Star with the dune as a backdrop. It almost appears that she’s standing in front of wallpaper.
After a morning of finding and photographing horse, we introduced Renee and Mike to one of our favorite lunch spots: Cap’n Franks. (Their treat: thanks again!) Afterward, we posed for a picture along with their two sweet canine family members, Bodhi and Beemer.
Renee and Mike are just proof that a friendship can come about in an instant. And those wild Corolla horses are responsible for this one.
~These Days Of Mine~