Monday, August 04, 2008

SPS: Pony Time

This weekend, we went camping on Assateague Island, which lays across the Maryland/Virginia border. We were on the part owned by the National Park Service, in Maryland. Assateague is a typical barrier island with a twist: a herd of wild horses, affectionately known as ponies, roams the island freely, including the beach!

Of course, seagulls, like this laughing gull, make the beach their home, too.

The beach was not crowded any of the days we were there, so it was much easier to see some of the beach's natural denizens.

7 comments:

HFD60 said...

Nice captures...We're hoping to get down to Assateague in a couple of weeks.

chapmand1952 said...

I like the Ponies on the beach. Unusual photo.

Having any fun this Summer?

Ch√Ęteau-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Your picture of wild horses walking along the beach is very nice.

Shionge said...

I am fascinated by this close shot of the seagull, very nice :D

Chad Oneil Myers said...

As soon as I saw the horses on the beach, I thought about Assateague...and that's where you were!

Very cool, your images and commentary took me back to my childhood when I would visit there on vacation.

Sand said...

I am so jealous, have always wanted to go there!

Faye Pekas said...

Wow, I can't imagine wild horses running around with all the people. Would be a fun place to visit.