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Enough Already, Julia

Tropical Storm Julia dropped in to our area for a visit last week, and bless her heart, the girl didn’t know when to leave.

Every day this week has been a wash-out.  In our rain gauge, we measured 4.5 inches. But, to the south of us, near the Virginia/North Carolina state line and on to the Outer Banks, they had reports of over 12 inches of rain.

Motor Man and I had an errand to run in the Outer Banks area yesterday.  Since we were so close to where “my” wild horses are, we decided to venture up that way.

For those of you familiar with the area, this was just one of many places where the highway flooded between the towns of  Duck and Corolla.

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We didn’t see it causing anyone problems though.  Everyone was making it through okay.

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When we got to the four-wheel drive area of Carova, we found the beach was in excellent condition for driving.  It was also a busy place with folks enjoying the first sunny day this week.

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But, traveling over the dunes to the “back roads” was out of the question – at least for us. We tried several places, but this is what we saw each time.

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We had given up hope of seeing horses since, many times, the back roads are where we see them. But, then….

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We spotted four beauties on the ocean side of one of the dunes.   They looked so healthy, and what gorgeous manes.

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So we had the trauma excitement of driving through flood waters (see video below) and, against what we thought were all odds, managed to see horses.

~These Days Of Mine~