We were up at 5 AM each morning as usual; the coffee was just beginning to brew and the aroma was delightful. And just a little while later, with coffee in hand, we watched from the bridge as the sun began her climb over the horizon. A beautiful day was beginning with not a cloud in the sky.
As we began our day with showers and breakfast, it dawned on me just how fortunate live-aboard boaters really are. We can leave the dock for days on end and truly understand the term "freedom" and "independence".
|Having lunch on back deck|
We took our dingy over to the island to do a little exploring. We do this each time we visit but each time we see and learn something new. The wildlife is in abundance; wild horses, deer, turkeys.
This particular morning, we were walking along Grand Avenue when we ran into some park rangers. We asked if they had seen the white deer recently and surprisingly, they told us they had just seen them near the dunes. We hightailed it over there only to be stopped in our tracks by a large black stallion messing with two mares. We re-routed and snuck up on the deer. Mike was able to get many good photos of the deer so we can prove to all those disbelievers that they really do exist! I was thrilled; after several years of no white deer sightings, here they were right in front of us. According to the park ranger, there are 3 bucks and 2 does.
|In dingy doing some exploring|
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|One of 125 wild horses on the island|
|White deer in herd|