wild horses and kayaks
A trip to the islands nets lots of red skies, spotty horses with stripes, wild ponies, one pirate ship and the Zen of Beach.
from bay to beach
voyage to the end of the world
After Labor Day, the Hook, the cutlass blade curve at the end of the island, opens up to hikers, horsemen and kayakers. Earlier it is closed for piping plovers and other seabirds to nest. I kayaked to the end of the Hook while a crew of riders were moseying along the sand. Caught up with them and their horses later in the parking lot. "I never saw so much cream gene in one place!" I said. A number of the horses were palomino or buckskin (the cream gene on chestnut or bay produces those colors), at least two were dun (same look, different genes), one was an Appaloosa dun, which gave her spots on her body and stripes on her knees and hocks.