Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hiking in the Rachel Carson Reserve

We took a tandem kayak over to the island from Beaufort and went hiking. It's not unusual to see a few wild horses in the Reserve and there is plenty of information about keeping a respectful distance to prevent being kicked, bitten, stomped, and otherwise reminded of the wild part in wild horse.

Lots of birds, a bright blue sky, and then on the far side of the island where you can look across at Shackleford Banks, a group of about 10 horses came out of the woods to graze. With them was a very young foal. I don't know how old, but here's what it looked like.

(Taken with approximately 1000mm of zoom. I was actively trying to avoid all the aforementioned horse interactions.)


talnik said...

Rachel Carson Reserve, huh? Any mosquitos?

ASM826 said...

Some. We were there in middle of a hot sunny afternoon. Later in the evening and they would have eaten us using the DEET for spice.

LindaG said...

What a little curly hair. Almost like it was part sheep. It definitely looks like a beautiful day.

Borepatch said...

Nice photo