Chincoteague and Assateague Islands

 

In the summer of 2016 the family spent a wonderful weekend on Chincoteague Island and exploring Assateague Island National Park

 

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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 .

 

 

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Chincoteague Island – Family stayed at Snug Harbor with Assateague Island (and lighthouse) just across the channel.

 

 

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Chincoteague Island, downtown – Ducks everywhere, stopping traffic, claiming the sidewalks.

 

 

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Chincoteague Island, Waterfront Park

 

 

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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 .

 

 

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Assateague Lighthouse from the Assateague Channel. The family walked up to it later that day.

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

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Woodland Trail on Assateague Island – A 1.6 mile loop trail to a meadow used by the wild ponies.

 

 

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Woodland Trail on Assateague Island – Note the wild ponies between them.

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Woodland Trail – We were getting tired and somebody noticed.

 

 

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Chincoteague Island – Pony rides. The pony’s name is Desert Sun (Sunny) and is a great-great-great-grand-daughter of the famous Misty.

 

 

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Chincoteague Island – Sunday, after church, Carol noticed this duck with his own little lake.

 

 

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NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center – Zoe, Theresa and Andrew being measured from above with a simple altimeter.

 

 

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The results of the test. Note Andrew’s backpack.

 

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