Monday, June 28, 2010

The Wild Horses of Shackleford

Sat night sunset.   Always a pretty sight at the Cape.

This is a gentleman that we met this weekend.  He built this beautiful Polynesian style catamaran from scratch and did in a year!  Beautiful workmanship, the whole boat is lashed together, almost no metal at all.  Even the stays are a fiber material.  It sails very fast!

Yesterday (Sunday) we decided to head back early from the Cape and duck in behind Shackleford Banks (an uninhabited barrier island, the Southern most of the Outer Banks, and part of Cape Lookout National Seashore) to spend the afternoon rafted up with our friend Robert.

Sailing along the shore (love those flat water Shackleford Reaches) I took a few shots of the beautiful blue water.  It's a favorite weekend day spot.

 And of course the wild horses that roam the island.  That's Robert sailing his Catalina 25 with the horses walking the beach behind him.  They will walk right past people on the beach.  The story is that the horses arrived on the island from sinking Spanish ships long before settlers arrived.

A close up.

 I've included a link to some short video of the horses.  Sorry about the shaking but it was taken on high zoom from a moving sailboat.

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