Stump and I headed north of Nags Head into Corolla (pronounced Cor-ah-la), in search of the wild horses that roam free on the dunes and beaches of the island.
Not my best picture. It was soooo hot!
Our guide, Vinny
We would be driving to an area of the OBX that can only be accessed via a four wheel drive vehicle. The sand is soft, fluffy, and deep. Even with the 4-wheel drive, our guide said they had to keep the tire pressure to half of the recommended PSI to avoid being stuck.
We turned left and drove up a huge dune in search of the wild horses. I've never been four wheeling in the sand, but it is definitely something I would love to do again.
Just across the dunes, there was lots of vegetation growing in the sand for the horses to feed.
We spotted horses feeding outside of people's homes
Basil grows wild in the area and is very plentiful. Our guide pulled some from a branch for us to smell. The aroma was incredible. This is as fresh as it gets!
Coast Guard building in the dunes
A colt feeding on grass
The center of the "city" boasts a fire department/rescue squad
The only double-wide trailer on stilts. I guess a redneck would really be at home out here!
The house on the right is a 25 room rental. Most people use this for weddings. It can be your beach rental for a mere $25,000 per week! Talk about waspy..
"The Christmas Tree House", as referred to by the guide