Sunday, September 7, 2008

Voice of the Horses

This is the day we leave for Australia for a fews days, then to Tahiti. I have a new camera and hope to have some great pictures when I return.

As usual, I am leaving a video for you to enjoy. Please leave comments - you can tell me how much you miss me!

Wild horses once roamed the Northern coast of North Carolina - what is known as the Outer Banks. They are called "Banker" horses. The horses have been part of the Outer Banks history, legacy and mystique for hundreds of years...perhaps as early as the early 1500's. It is thought they are descendants of the Spanish Mustangs brought by Spanish explorers as many as 500 years ago.

The horses no long roam free. As the population grew in this area many horses fell victim to vehicular traffic and even worse, killed by criminal hands. At this time the horses are protected by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund and are ranged and given relative freedom at the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.
Read more about the "Banker" ponies HERE.

A few miles south of the refuge site the Currituck Light Station. I have visited all the lighthouses in North Carolina and I found this one to be my favorite. The Currituck Lighthouse is also known as the Corolla Lighthouse.

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lightkeeper's cottage//Currituck LighthouseThe Lightkeeper's Cottage

 CurrituckMy favorite North Carolina Light Station

Currituck Lighthouse, Corolla , NCThe Currituck Lighthouse

So long for now!


Jeanne said...

Deborah, that was fabulous. I love horses and wild horses are fascinating. The video was awesome. I have never been to the outer banks, but my brother and sister-in-law love going there. They live near Winston Salem, NC.

I will miss you. Have a wonderful trip.

Hugs, Jeanne

Beverly said...

Deborah, I came here this morning to tell you that you will be in my thoughts and prayers while you are on this wonderful journey. I'll be waiting for your return with a smile. Of course we will miss you.

I love these wild horses, and have been lucky enough to see them. The North Carolina coastline has some incredible beauty.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Ohhhh Deborah wishing you a wonderful journey ! Looking forward to seeing your photos and hearing all about your trip.

Shelia said...

Hi Deborah lovely horses! Oh, have a wonderful trip to Australia! We've been there in the middle 1980s and just loved it and I'll be waiting for your bathroom snaps!!
Have fun!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie Q said...

I loved this post...brought back great memories of our years in VA and NC.
What a wonderful trip you will have. I look forward to seeing the pictures!


Joy said...

Wow, you're going to have an amazing time!

LBP said...

I hope you have a fantastic time! I live about 4 hours away from the Outer Banks, but seldom get to go and have never seen the ponies.

That needs to go on my bucket list!



Claudie said...

I hope your having a wonderful time.
I wanted to let you know the evening we talked about our charm bracelets, I couldn't sleep. I called my mom the next morning and asked her if she had it...and she does and it made my heart sing.
Thanks for caring
Hugs to both of you
Claudie from Canada

Lori said...

Of course, I will miss you ! I enjoyed the horses. As a child, I always wanted one. I think I received rabbits instead.Oh well!

Heather said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip!

Lynn said...

Deborah, that's a beautiful video. I do miss you, but hope you have a wonderful trip!!

I am going to try very hard to participate in the Friday Family Photo! (I keep saying that -- blush). I just keep forgetting. Seems by Friday my mind is just shot. ~:-D


jeanne said...

Deborah did you post a comment today?? I miss you and hope you are having a grand time.

Love and hugs, Jeanne

Alice said...

What interesting information. I love the lighthouses. Have a wonderful trip!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Great video. Hope you have a great trip! Hugs***Renea

jeanne said...

Deborah, OK I'm missing you. I hope you are having the time of your life girl. You better have the whole trip on your camera. Smile. I want to go there some day.


brittmangold said...

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is my favorite too! Thanks for a great post, and fantastic photos.

Brittany said...

The Currituck Beach Lighthouse is my favorite too. Thanks for a great post!