Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Assateague Island National Seashore

  I am linking up with Fiona's Green Day and Tricia's  Watery Wednesday II and Gemma's  Scenic Weekend 

During this past weekend get away hubby and I visited Assateague Island National  Seashore. I am not sure there are many places where you can hang out on the beach and see wild ponies. They are free to roam all over the island of Assateague. These are some of the shots I took during our visit.



You are not allowed to feed the horses but they must be used to people stopping and feeding them from their cars. I had to hurry and put my car window up because this horse walked right up to my window and was just about to stick his head inside my car. He turned his head when he saw I had nothing for him.


I have posted before about the Chincoteague ponies and now these are the Assateague ponies. Chincoteague is in Virginia and Assateague Island is in Maryland. The islands are separately by a tiny bit of water that I think the horses can swim across.


Along with the wild ponies, there are deer and lots of great birds to see. Some people come to Assateague to camp either in tents or their RV's.


The water levels were the highest I have ever seen them, I think it was due to the storm in the Atlantic and the high tide.



























It was a little windy but we were able to take a short walk on the beach at Assateague. It was a fun weekend at the beach. Lots of beautiful scenery, lovely skies and lots of great birds and critters. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my post.

Thanks for stopping by to see my post and thanks to Tricia the host of Watery Wednesday II  and to Fiona for hosting Green Day  and to Gemma for hosting Scenic Weekends.  I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.  



43 comments:

  1. wonderful pics! one more beautiful than the next :)

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  2. It seems so strange to see the horses just walking around the highway like that. Nice shots!

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  3. I like the beach picture but they are all good. And as always being able to click on them to get a big view makes a huge difference.

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  4. That is so cool that there is a place here in the U.S. where horses can roam free. They sure are good looking horses! The ocean view is also worth going there for, huh? Thanks for sharing. I never even heard of this place before.

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  5. What an amazing place! I have never seen wild horses before. They seem so tame and trusting to allow you drive right up right to it.

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  6. O wow! An island, water and skies on a sunny day and wandering wild animals! How perfect! Love these photos!

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  7. Dearest Eileen,
    Such a enjoyable time with the beach and see wild ponies♡♡♡  First time for me to hear that you can see wild ponies from the car; it must be amazing☆☆☆

    Have a wonderful week, my friend.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  8. the ponies have almost the same markings.

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  9. we do have some wild horses in our forest.

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  10. Very good photo's Eileen....i like them all.

    wish you a lovely day.

    greetings, Joop

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  11. some one has been feeding those ponies. i know folks mean well, but it hurts them in the long run.

    great shots. ( :

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  12. A good weekend with many good pictures and good horses.

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  13. A good weekend with many good pictures and good horses.

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  14. Very beautiful... beautiful horses, island & blues skies!

    Thank you so much for joining =)

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  15. Dear Eileen,what a lovely place to visit!!Wonderful pictures!Beautiful beach!!I love those cute ponies!!Have a lovely evening!
    Dimi..

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  16. OH----So you were at the Assateague National Seashore... When I saw a picture of the ponies so close to your car, it reminded me of our experience at Custer in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Been there????

    Great set of photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Lovely photos! Looks like a great place to visit.

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  18. Olá Eileen, absolutamente maravilhosas as suas fotos! Acho encantador esses cavalos aproximarem-se para receberem comida de quem passa! Esses céus, mar e esse areal enorme são lidos! Um abraço e excelente fim-de-semana. Ailime

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  19. Wow, how awesome to watch wild ponnies on the beach. Must have been a great visit to that lovely place. Have a nice weekend.

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  20. Great blog post! A little FYI, these ponies are classified as Chincoteague Ponies (despite living on Assateague.) There is a northern herd, on the Maryland end of Assateague, and a southern herd, on the VA end of Assateague. The ponies are rounded up once a year by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department and swum across the narrowest part of the Chincoteague Channel, at Memorial Park. The foals are auctioned off to keep herd numbers under control.

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  21. Love the photo of the ponies by the sea... a great set of pictures :)

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  22. Lovely pictures of a beautiful place. The blue sea and sky look wonderful.

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  23. We camped there on our trip in 2010..absolutely fell in love with the place. Lovely pictures; thank you for the memories.

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  24. I have hard about these ponies before. Beautiful photos.

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  25. Very neat! That looks like a wonderful weekend. The beach and horses!

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  26. Os pôneis me parecem muito bem tratados, mas ainda me fascina o mar...ao nível dos olhos, está lindo...beijos!

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  27. Olá,
    Cada foto mais linda do que a outra!!!
    Lindo dia verde!!!
    Bjs fraternos de paz e bem

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  28. Beautifull photos!!
    Kiss.
    Nita

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  29. Lindos pôneis ao mar! Adorei as imagens!Grande abraço e grande final de semana!

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  30. A friend of mine lived on the Eastern Shore for a few years. It is a great place to visit. Great shots!

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  31. I love horses, thank you for the virtual weekend trip, I really enjoy it.
    Our party is on at:
    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/03/ready-to-waltz-its-party-time.html

    Please come and join us if you have time Eileen. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  32. yes its different beach/island with wild ponies!!!!

    must have been a sight in real!!!..

    love the shots of the ponies feeding without a care in the world!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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  33. Good Morning and Greetings from Ireland

    I just wanted to pop by and wish you
    a very Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    May you always have
    Walls for the winds,
    A roof for the rain,
    Tea beside the fire,
    Laughter to cheer you,
    Those you love near you,
    And all your heart might desire!

    Fiona

    ps wonderful shots Eileen
    and thank you for linking up with Green Day, it is always lovely having you with us.

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  34. Wow ! wild ponies ! never seen that ! Wild horses yes !

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  35. the horses look so cute and sweet, majestous animals ;)

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  36. Lovely post with some great photos. Thanks.
    The gee-gees are cool, and obviously very knowing.
    Have a good week.

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  37. Do the horses go freely? Although we live very rural the horses stand in corrals.

    The horses are very beautiful and looks happy and free out :) Lucky horses:)))

    :)) Just Mr.Nansens runs free:)))

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  38. Spacer po plaży był pewno, mimo wiatru, bardzo miły. Kucyki to była dodatkowa atrakcja. Pozdrawiam.
    Walking on the beach was sure, despite the wind, very nice. Ponies that was an additional attraction. Yours.

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  39. Thanks for visiting my blog. Oh, I do love Assateague and Chincoteague. I've only been once...after having read the children's book. It was about 14 years ago with our then 4-year-old grandson. Lovely.

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  40. Wonderful photos,Eileen!Have a nice day!

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  41. Wonderful photos! I love Assateague and Chincoteage...ok, I know I didn't spell either of those right! :-) It's wonderful to get to see the wild horses. I am reading The Black Stallion to my grandson right now, and he's enjoying it so much (as am I!) Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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