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My trip to Outer Banks

by Karen Hopkins


Posted on September 18, 2010 at 8:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 31 at 6:58 PM

OUTER BANKS-- What a magical place!

I always wanted to visit the Outer Banks and Friday I got my chance.

My friend, a Virginia Beach native, took me on an awesome tour.

We took a boat ride from Knotts Island to Carova. After docking, we hopped into a Jeep and drove down the beach. I really wanted to see the wild Corolla horses, but I wasn't sure if we'd spot any.

We did! I loved seeing the cattle egrets, a white bird, riding the horses. It's a symbiotic relationship. The birds eat flies and ticks that bother the horses. Plus, it makes for a great picture...if you can snap one before the egret flies off :)

I'm so happy to live in Hampton Roads. I grew  up in Ohio. I can't get over the concept of just driving to the beach on a whim. I'm no longer land locked and it feels great!