With sandy soil and evergreens, the terrain is sparse, and we fought burrs working their way onto our socks even as we enjoyed the sight of Sun Blankets teetering in a slight breeze. But it's a great sanctuary for wildlife, and we spotted two of the wild horses that live on the reserve, along with oyster napping in their beds, pelicans, ibises, a heron, an osprey, and two types of crabs. It's times like these that I wonder if I visit Carolina destinations so I can blog, or I blog so I have an excuse to visit Carolina destinations!
A few photos:
During the three minute ferry ride across the creek, we spotted this wild horse grazing near ibises:
The ferry, piloted by Captain Farmer. Beaufort is in the background.
One view of the reserve:
Fiddler-type crabs scuttling toward nearby brush:
Close-up of a little guy who decided to take us on:
We soon happened on one of his larger cousins:
One of the wild horses. I have a better photo that I'm saving for the CT&T post:
What we believe is an osprey:
And last, for this post anyway, a photo of a butterfly that landed on a nearby Sun (Indian) Blanket:
A rugged little getaway just yards from Beaufort, NC.