Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Assateague Island

Bugle Boy overlooking wild ponies on Assateague Island

When we go on vacation, I don't like to post about it while we are actually on vacation, for obvious security reasons, but I do want to share with you a bit about our recent trip to Assateague Island and Colonial Williamsburg.  

The week before Holy Week, we hopped in the car and ventured south along the coast toward Virginia.  Our first stop was Assateague Island.  We had read Misty of Chincoteague and Stormy, Misty's Foal a year or two ago, and we had promised ourselves that we would go and see the barrier island where the wild ponies still live. 

The park has a very interesting nature center that is well worth visiting.  Leaving the center, the road meanders around the island itself.  Arriving at one of the parking lots, we got out and headed by foot down a woodland trail toward the
The trail we walked was about 1.6 miles long altogether, but the distance to the overlook was only about 1/2 mile.  The spring woods surrounded us as we walked:

The trail is suitable for strollers or wheelchairs
Above our heads
Walking together

When we arrived at the overlook, we were treated to a view of an entire herd of wild ponies.  I had been a bit concerned that we wouldn't actually see any ponies, but it turns out that I needn't have worried!
Wild ponies grazing on the salt marsh
At the overlook

I was so glad we stopped at Assateague Island.  

After lunch we headed further south to the Historic Triangle of Virginia--Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown.  I'll post on that tomorrow!

Have a great day, dear readers!

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