Get Outdoors · Home Sweet Hatteras

Exploring the end of the island…

My mom and I walked down to the very southern end of the island today. We left from the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum and walked about 2.5 miles on the beach to the southernmost tip of Hatteras Island, where Hatteras Inlet cuts through to the Pamlico Sound. Today was one of those days where… Continue reading Exploring the end of the island…

Home Sweet Hatteras

One Year Anniversary of Island Life

One year ago today I moved from suburban Atlanta back to my hometown, Hatteras Island, North Carolina. I lived in Atlanta for 14 years and, although I loved my job and my friends there, I was never really happy. There was always a nagging sense of missing out, of being on the outside looking in… Continue reading One Year Anniversary of Island Life

Get Outdoors · Home Sweet Hatteras · Nature Study

Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Cape Hatteras is a popular sea turtle nesting site. According to the Park Service, there were over 200 sea turtle nests in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (from Bodie Island all the way to Ocracoke Island). A few of them were right over the dune from my house. The Park Service ropes off the nests… Continue reading Turtle Nest Extravaganza…

Horses · King the Rescue Horse

Rescue Horses Have a Honeymoon Phase…

I’ve had enough fosters and rescues come through that I’ve noticed some patterns. We’re starting to understand horses’ emotional states a little better, and starting to recognize that getting moved around is hard on them. A herd animal finds safety and peace in a group. He depends on the group for survival. Getting passed around… Continue reading Rescue Horses Have a Honeymoon Phase…

Horses · King the Rescue Horse

First Impressions of King the Foster Horse

Yesterday I drove 14 hours round trip to pick up King the Foster Horse. I could have hired a hauler to bring him to me, but I really like being involved in the entire process. I learn so much about them by watching how they react to getting in the trailer, whether they eat and… Continue reading First Impressions of King the Foster Horse