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While We Wait….

….for (Hurricane) Florence to decide exactly what she’s going to do later in the week, Motor Man and I took a trip to the Outer Banks yesterday to visit “my” wild horses.

Although we had 5 inches of rain at home on Saturday, the Outer Banks was apparently spared that amount of rain.  For the past several weeks, we’ve had to dodge huge mud holes at the beach, but yesterday, things were fairly dry.

Florence will most likely change that.

But, yesterday was beautiful.

The ocean was a little rough, but nothing compared to what it will probably be in a few days.

Although it’s scary to think of the horses enduring a hurricane, they’ll be fine. They instinctively know to head for the “sound” side and hide out in the brush until the storm has passed. Obviously, they weren’t a bit concerned as of yesterday.

Unlike some of us, who are watching and waiting for the latest updates.

If you’re a new follower to the blog, we live in southeast Virginia, not directly on the coast, but not really that far from it.  I’ll let you know Wednesday what the latest “guess” is on Florence’s projected path.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

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The Beach: Take Two

Since our previous attempt (last week) at driving on the beach was aborted due to the condition of the sand, Motor Man and I tried again on Saturday.

The second time was definitely a success.  After nearly a week of cloudy, cool days that included mist and rain, Saturday’s weather couldn’t have been more beautiful: sunny and mid 70’s.

It’s always a treat to see horses on the dunes. Those storm clouds in the distance just added to the beauty of these three.  (No, it never stormed at the Outer Banks during our day trip.)

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Once in awhile, we see horses in one of the many canals in the Carova area. I noticed one kept pulling something up out of the water…

three in the canal 6-6-2015 3-11-25 PM

…seaweed (I suppose).  He would sling it around on his back to either shoo off flies or perhaps take a mini-shower?

horse and seaweed 6-6-2015 3-11-07 PM

 But the absolute thrill of our day was this: two mares and a stallion on the beach.

stallion and mares 6-6-2015 3-58-55 PM

But apparently the guy was the one who needed a nap.

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So beautiful; definitely worth the wait and the second trip.

horse sitting 6-6-2015 4-01-38 PM

Thanks, Motor Man, for extending my birthday celebration with a visit to “my” wild horses.

~These Days Of Mine~