Chincoteague and Assateague Islands
In the summer of 2016 the family spent a wonderful weekend on Chincoteague Island and exploring Assateague Island National Park
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Lunch in the Chesapeake Grill on the man-made Sea Gull Island. For details about our first day see Carol's blog at http://carolbuckles.livejournal.com/35946.html .
Chincoteague Island Family stayed at Snug Harbor with Assateague Island (and lighthouse) just across the channel.
Chincoteague Island, downtown Ducks everywhere, stopping traffic, claiming the sidewalks.
Chincoteague Island, Waterfront Park
Chincoteague Island, Snug Harbor Saturday the family rented a boat in hopes of seeing some wild Assateague ponies. For details about the rest of the trip see Carol's blog at http://carolbuckles.livejournal.com/36251.html .
Assateague Lighthouse from the Assateague Channel. The family walked up to it later that day.
Assateague Island from the Assateague Channel Wow, were there ponies! One group at the north end of the island, and two groups at the south end, and one [see below] in the middle.
Woodland Trail on Assateague Island A 1.6 mile loop trail to a meadow used by the wild ponies.
Woodland Trail on Assateague Island Note the wild ponies between them.
Bivalve Trail off the Woodland Trail Ron asked which way and got this. This trail went down to the channel were Carol was able to collect a few shells.
Woodland Trail We were getting tired and somebody noticed.
Chincoteague Island Pony rides. The ponys name is Desert Sun (Sunny) and is a great-great-great-grand-daughter of the famous Misty.
Chincoteague Island Sunday, after church, Carol noticed this duck with his own little lake.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Zoe, Theresa and Andrew being measured from above with a simple altimeter.
The results of the test. Note Andrews backpack.