Misty of Chincoteague

The Wild Horses of Assateague and Chincoteague Island, Maryland and Virgina Barrier Islands

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An afternoon boat trip on Sinepuxent Bay (Inter-Coastal Waterway), to site-see Assateague Island National Seashore and hopefully wild horses.

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Found grazing in tidal wetlands!

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Sweet!

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It’s Misty of Chincoteague.

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Captain Morgan.

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We liked the sun-lightened blonde manes.

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Brown pelicans, mixed with cormorants and gulls.

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Route 611 Verrazano Bridge in the background, which leads into the Assateague Island State Park campgrounds.

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I now known what shoaling means.  We had to balance the boat and use the trolling motor to get out of a patch of shallow water (1-foot deep at low tide) and back into the channel.

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I think the osprey questioned my boating skills as I beached the boat on a sand bar.  I’m used to having the Skiff travel in shallow water, but I must have a 1.6-foot clearance, as I usually draw 1.4-feet with the prop.  I’ve since corrected the issue by taking along a push pole.

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It was cool to watch this plane land directly over our heads.  It was great to see the wild ponies.

 

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