21 April 2018
I had always wanted to see the wild horses on Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in VA. So today was a sunny day with little wind and somewhat warmer. The drive took us over to 113 to 13 to 175 around 70 miles.
We drove to the Assateague Island Seashore for a picnic then back to the area that has viewing of the horses with a circular walking trail in the forest. Unfortunately did not see many of the horses, but my day was made when we spotted a darling fawn enjoying lunch. As we continued on our walk, met up with it again. She seemed undisturbed and continued her lunch.
Think if you want to see the horses, you have to take one of the tour boats that get you closer to the beach and marshes where they roam and feed.
The wild horses of Assateague Island are descendents of domesticated animals brought to the island over 300 years ago.They are tough enough to survive the heat, insects, stormy weather and poor quality of food found.
Captured photo of Woodpecker and Egret.
Upon leaving the area we stopped at The Island Creamery for some homemade ice cream..delicious. Seems to be the most popular ice cream parlor on the island.
A very nice day.