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Oct
06

Wild Horses Couldn’t Drag Me Away: Back Country Wild Horse Safari in Corolla, North Carolina

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Blogging is truly an amazing way to communicate.  Over on my Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog, I trade comments back and forth with other bloggers from all around the world.  Today, on Roxy’s Best Of… Duck, NC, I posted about our upcoming trip to the Outer Banks and wondered aloud whether I should try North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar in Corolla, North Carolina.  Within an hour or so, Jan Riggs, who has lived there for 19 years, stopped by with a comment convincing me to have dinner at North Banks on Sunday night.

Jan also recommended that Rex, London, Maddie and I make time to explore the back country on an off-road SUV adventure to see the Wild Spanish Mustangs on the Northern Outer Banks.  Since we’re driving down from New Jersey and staying over in Assateague, there’s a good chance we’ll have met our quota of wild horses before we reach North Carolina, but then again, maybe wild horse safaries are like the car game…London gets the blue cars, Maddie and Rex work together on red cars, Roxy drives and gets the yellow cars, and we start over when someone reaches 100 or 500.

The Wild Horse Safari promises to be an exciting and informative journey by 4 wheel drive that will carry our family along pristine beaches, through windswept sea oak, hilly sand trails and miles of ocean, dune and maritime forest in search of sturdy Mustangs. We would be eye to eye with wildlife, the fragile Outer Banks ecology, and local folklore and history. Along the way we’ll visit a unique petrified forest, a giant sand dune called Penny’s Hill, and the century old lifesaving station and watch tower… it sure sounds like a lot of fun!

The two-hour+ tours start at 9am and run throughout the day. The “in-season” (June 1st to September 1st) rate for adults (age 12+) is $46.00, children 4 to 11 yrs are $23.00 each, 3’s and under are $10.00 and we should ask about group and off-season discounts.

Back Country Outfitters & Guides also do kayak and Segway tours.

Back Country Outfitters & Guides, 107-C Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC.  Phone: (252) 453-0877

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  • PaulsHealthBlog.com
    12:56 pm on October 9th, 2008 1

    Being from North Carolina, I can tell you that the Outer Banks are awesome.

    Make sure you check out the light house if you get a chance.

    Have a good and safe trip!

 

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