Campbell's 2010 Western and Northeast Trip Journal travel blog

Morning hugs.

Girls on the lookout and ready for the day. Where are we...

Where are the ponies?

I am not going in. Air temperature was 60F. The water temperature...

Do you see any ponies?

Beach bundled.

Horse presence evidence.

Unfortunately, these are not horse foot prints.

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Assateague Island Seashore


May 19 - Ocean City, MD

We had an uneventful trip from Virginia Beach through two more tunnels under the Chesapeake Bay inlet and into Maryland.

Our relatively new campground is not a KOA but will suffice for our two night stay. It is very close to the Assateague Island and its parks and reserves.

We visited the northern, Maryland end of the island after we set up camp where I practiced my RV backing-in technique which needs some more work. :|

National Seashore Assateague Island Info Website

Seashore map of Assateague Island with Virginia portion on right and Maryland portion on the left

The temperature was 60F with a strong ocean breeze so my shorts became poorly selected as we walked the board walks to the deserted beach which was wide, clean, vast and horseless.

As you probably know, Assateqgue Island is the home to hundreds of wild horses that are descendents of domesticated stock that was grazed on the island as early as the 17 th century.

Brochure about horses on Assateague Island

The brochure is a bit misleading with all of the horses enjoying the sandy beach. We saw none today but as evidenced by one of the attached photos, there must have been a few nearby because we saw many droppings along the road and boardwalks.

We received a great phone call from our son Mark while we were visiting the park visitor’s center. He arrived home from Afghanistan to Colorado Springs yesterday, Tuesday. We will visit him and his wonderful family in mid-June during our western trip. (Mark is a Major in the US Army in the Adjutant General Corps and stationed at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs.)

Tomorrow, Thursday, we will re-visit the island and look again for the horses as we walk along the deserted beach.

Have a great evening.



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