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Pea Soup At The Beach

After the busyness of Christmas, Motor Man and I decided to take a trip to the Outer Banks on Saturday.  It had been about a month since we last visited, and I was having “horse withdrawal”.

During our two-hour ride to the beach, we ran through quite a variety of weather conditions: sunshine, extreme cloudiness, mist and fog.  The closer we came to the Outer Banks, the sunnier the skies were, so we were hoping for a pretty ride on the beach.

Not to be.

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We’ve never been on the beach in such foggy conditions.  It was rather scary, because, although it’s officially winter, our temps that day were in the 70’s.  That means there were folks walking along the beach.  And, of course, you never know when there will be horses down by the surf.  Thankfully, we only saw one person driving in what we considered to be a careless manner.

We didn’t see horses on the beach, but we saw several on the dunes, including this husky one all decked out in its winter coat. I’m sure these warm temperatures are making life a bit uncomfortable for the horses right now.

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I love the color of the mane on this one. This certainly looks like a winter photo, even if the temperatures were summer-like.

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This picture also gives you an idea of just how foggy it was in certain parts of the area.

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Motor Man and I both thought the horses looked stockier than usual. Perhaps they’ve gotten heavier in preparation for a severe winter?

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And, finally, the old Wash Woods Coast Guard Station on a foggy day.

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Although it may not have been considered a “pretty” day, Motor Man and I found it to be an interesting drive on the beach. And it’s always a good day when we see horses.

~These Days Of Mine~