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Old 05-12-2011, 05:24 PM   #15
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Thanks for the information McBrew! This is good to know. LOL..I live in Maine..the mosquito's would have to be REALLY bad to bother me very much. If we get there this summer I'll remember the "ocean" side of the park! I'll also post pics. I've always wanted to go there. I've read all of the Margarite Henry books too, as well as being a life long horse owner. I can't wait to see it!
Thanks Again! Denise
Definitely a summer time reservation place. There are not a lot of ocean side sits in the national seashore.

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Old 05-17-2011, 11:33 AM   #16
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Hello, it's ten-year-old-me again!

I'm getting greener with envy with every new post from those of you who've been there...

Of course, I think I've imagined the setting pretty well from the books. It's hard to be sure, though....It'd sure be nice if somebody posted some pictures of the actual horses...and some more landscape pics...I'm 3,000 miles away and probably won't be getting Back East anytime soon to see for myself...here's me being really sad about that:

HINT...HINT...HINT

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Hi Francesca,

With luck you should be seeing a couple of pix of the wild ponies. We had the whole campground practically to ourselves in October of '07. So good!

Now we're just a-waiting for planting to be done so we can head on down the road with the Trillium trailing happily behind

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Now, in addition to the facilities at the northern/Maryland end of Assateague Island - the national seashore and the state park, there is camping available on the southern/Virginia end. There are some campgrounds in the town of Chincoteague, the companion island to Assateague, and next door to the town is the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, which is an outstanding place for viewing wildlife of all types thanks to a nice combination of freshwater impoundment, forest, and saltwater stuff.

About the ponies v horses question, I stick with the letter of the law on horse size. Under 14.2 hands = pony, over = horse, no matter the breed. So I always argue with signage that refers to these little things as horses. The signs never fight back, though.

Photos you say?

From the north end:









A white-tailed fawn




From the wildlife refuge:


the endangered (due to deforestation) Delmarva fox squirrel




river otter in the freshwater impoundment




willets on the beach




The sika are pretty cute. They ended up there because an irresponsible boy scout troop at the turn of the 20th century turned their petting zoo occupants loose on the island. Now they're a managed herd, but subject to some hunting unlike the ponies.

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And there are always lots of birds








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Old 05-17-2011, 01:12 PM   #20
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Maggie and Jen: Both So-o-o-o much for the bee-yoo-tee-ful pictures...I'm clicking on "favorites" right this minute...
and...
can it be?

LOOK!! It's MISTY! (of Assateague )



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If you're going to Assateauge, there are a lot of good state parks all along the Delmarva penisula. If you're a birder, Virginia's Kiptopeke State Park, just after the end of the Bay Bridge is known as a special place for birders. Kiptopeke is a full service state park with cable. Don't get sewer and it's less though every site has sewer.

Our first trip south, actually the beginning of our first year RVing, took us 18 weeks to get from NH to FL. A good part of our time was spent on the Delmarva penisula, camping at the many wonderful state parks. Just a little north of Kitopeke is an Exxon station that is a local place to eat as well, named Sting Rays.

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