Friday, May 25, 2012

Beach trip update

Last week's trip to the beach with my family was much needed and very relaxing. We stayed in a beautiful, oceanfront house with amazing views and I was so glad to catch up on my reading. I was a little sad, however, that the weather did not cooperate with us. 

Three days of rain and clouds, and another day of 40 mph winds. Sigh. Not a single beach day. But like my dad kept saying, a day at the beach is better than a day at work, right?

One of the highlights of this trip was the wild horse tour we took on Friday. 

We stayed in Corolla, which is located in the north part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Years ago, wild horses roamed free around the area, but for safety reasons due to the huge influx of tourists over the years, they now have the horses confined to an area near the North Carolina/Virginia border. And the only way to get there to see them is to go off-roading with a 4-wheel drive vehicle on the beach. 

It was a fun, bumpy ride. Once we went beyond the sand dunes, it felt like the beach version of an African safari. But instead of lions, we were just looking for some horses.

People actually live in this area, which is called Carova Beach, year-round. 

Talk about solitude.

This was the view over the Currituck Sound. Pretty, right?

The tour lasted two hours, and we finally spotted a small herd of wild horses grazing in someone's front yard. Our guide told us these horses are the descendants of the horses that Spanish explorers first brought to America hundreds of years ago. 

How cute is the mama and her baby?

It was such a fun experience! If you ever vacation down in the Outer Banks, I highly recommend taking a wild horses tour. 

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