2010 Memories: Assateague Photos Continued

Nov 9, 2019

I know I’m posting again kinda early, but it’s Saturday and it’s way too cold to do much outside. My computer says it’s 33 degrees outside – feels like 30 – my digital thermometer says it’s 32. It was 23 degrees when I woke up this morning!

So I’m staying inside and keeping the wood stove hot!! I do need to put some jeans on and get something done outside, but I will wait until it warms up a little.

Anway, I just wanted to show some more of the photos I took when we went camping on Assateague Island back in 2010.

Hope you enjoy!

the Chesapeake Bay

You may recall this as an abstract!

an island sunset
our campsite
all the way back there where the picnic table is

It was a horrible experience! The mosquitoes were horrible! And we couldn’t move because they told us the campground was full. So, we stuck it out…and went to the general store back on the main land and bought a ton of bug spray!

looking north
towards Ocean City Maryland

And of course…

patiently waiting
for us to move

…can’t have Assateague photos without some ponies! You may remember, these ponies took our spot on the beach!!

I’d love to go back, but I don’t think I’d go camping again!

There is another island… Chincoteague in Virginia, farther south.

Chincoteague is a town on the island of the same name, in Virginia’s Eastern Shore region. It’s a gateway to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, on Assateague Island, which has beaches and wild Chincoteague ponies. The breed is showcased at the Chincoteague Pony Centre. Oyster-industry artifacts and model boats are displayed at the Museum of Chincoteague Island. Veteran’s Memorial Park has a pier and water views. (Google)

Some fast facts:

  • Assateague Island is a 37-mile (60 km) long barrier island located off the eastern coast of Delmarva. (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia)
  • The northern two-thirds of the island is in Maryland while the southern third is in Virginia
  • The Maryland section contains the majority of Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park.
  • The Virginia section contains Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and a one-mile stretch of land containing the lifeguarded recreational beach and interpretive facilities managed by the National Park Service.
  • It is best known for its herds of feral horses, pristine beaches, and the Assateague Lighthouse.
Assateague Lighthouse 2001 VA2
Assateague Lighthouse
2001 VA2
  • The island also contains numerous marshes, bays, and coves, including Toms Cove. Bridge access for cars is possible from both Maryland and Virginia, though no road runs the full length of the island.
  • https://kids.kiddle.co/Assateague_Island

“To travel is to live.” ~ Hans Christian Anderson

to see more of the Assateague photos, click here

Hope you are having a great day so far!

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2 Comments on “2010 Memories: Assateague Photos Continued

  1. I’ve been there a few times. It is beautiful! Nice photos! Once I couldn’t get out of the car because of the mosquitos. They were attacking the car with the windows up too! I think winter is best and I stayed in motels on Chincoteague.

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