Today we took a late afternoon walk on the beach and were treated to the following.
Scene 1 - a couple of young girls were riding their horses, bareback, along the waters edge with the waves crashing at their feet. It is such a beautiful sight to see these magnificant animals running for the pure joy of it.
Scene 2 - one of the horses decides there really is no joy to be had running in the northern Atlantic Ocean as it is darn cold water. The horse stops abruptly dumping the rider into the sea. Apparently, only in movies is it easy to mount a horse without a saddle. After a few futile attempts, the rider walked the horse up the beach to the sand dunes so she could be somewhat higher than the horse. She then raced down the dune (not with the grace of Misty May or Kerri Walsh) and jumped on the horse. After a few attempts she managed to get upright and they were on their way.