Misty of Chincoteague
The Wild Horses of Assateague and Chincoteague Island, Maryland and Virgina Barrier Islands
An afternoon boat trip on Sinepuxent Bay (Inter-Coastal Waterway), to site-see Assateague Island National Seashore and hopefully wild horses.
Found grazing in tidal wetlands!
It’s Misty of Chincoteague.
We liked the sun-lightened blonde manes.
Brown pelicans, mixed with cormorants and gulls.
Route 611 Verrazano Bridge in the background, which leads into the Assateague Island State Park campgrounds.
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.
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.
It was cool to watch this plane land directly over our heads. It was great to see the wild ponies.