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To “Tide” Us Over

As I mentioned in Monday’s post, although the Outer Banks wasn’t hit directly by Hurricane Dorian, they still had lots of rain, strong winds and high tides. Friends of ours who live in the area have posted pictures of the roads in the 4-wheel-drive area.  Motor Man and I have decided that we will wait a while before we go back to visit.

So, I’m looking back on recent photos of “my” wild horses to pass the time until we can return.

And today, I’m featuring Raymond, the mule.  Yes, among the herd of between 75 and 100 wild horses, there’s one mule.  Raymond.  And everyone loves him.

His exact age isn’t known, but he’s been there a LONG time. Raymond’s the one on the far right.  Can you see his ears?

Here’s a close-up:

As far as everyone can tell, Raymond is a happy mule.  He’ll have a harem of mares, then lose them to a stallion, then steal another harem.  He’s quite the scrapper when it comes to fighting with those stallions. We’ve witnessed that in person.

So I suppose you could say that he blends right in with the herd.

We were happy to see photos posted of Raymond taken after the hurricane and know that he survived just fine, as did the horses.

Hang on, Raymond, we’ll be back to see you and your buddies as soon as possible.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

Our Easter Sunday

As we do most every Sunday, last week, Motor Man and I spent the afternoon at Carova beach. It was a gorgeous day.

Seeing the horses lying down is one of the most peaceful scenes we find. We often have our in-the-vehicle picnic while facing the ocean. But, on this particular day, we decided this was the best lunch-time view.

The temps were in the 70’s, the sky was an unbelievable blue, and horses were easy to spot. From the dunes….

…to the canals….

…to the ocean…

We smiled at the serene….and laughed at the silly.  Is he mocking me, as in: “Here’s a smile for ya!”.

And, now, anyone for horse yoga? S-t-r-e-t-c-h.

As I’ve said many times, each beach trip is different. But never disappointing.

~These Days Of Mine~