November 23-25, 2007

The weekend after Thanksgiving, we travelled with our good friends the Ericksons to Chincoteague. This is a small island on the Atlantic Coast of Virginia, a few miles south of the Maryland state line (map). It and neighboring Assateague Island are famous for the wild ponies that live there, and as a scenic "getaway" resort. Much of the land is federally protected as a National Seashore and/or National Wildlife Refuge.

Bruce and Ben climbed 175 steps, up to the top of Assateague Lighthouse (left).

(Below) The view from the top of the lighthouse.

(Left) I liked this image so much that I made it my desktop "wallpaper" on my computer at work. If you like, you can click on it to download the full-resolution version.


Wild ponies grazing on Assateague Island.

Walking along the seashore, Ben had lots of fun with his binoculars!


The view from our hotel room at sunset.
(Click on it to download full-resolution version.)


Chris enjoyed the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Chincoteague.

Back at our hotel.



A Sunday morning nature walk.

Chris needed a little help from Clipper when the nature walk got too long!


On our way out, we stopped at the Visitor Center for the nearby NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

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