Driving out to the Assateague Island Wildlife Refuge, you have to go very slow. Mainly because the speed limit is 25mph- but also because there is so much to see and look for along the way.
Like these egrets.
And the ducks.
And, of course, the ponies!
Those are ponies- they are just a very long distance away- out in the estuary.
The ponies are shaggy in their winter coats-
we got a little closer to this group of ponies on the wildlife loop.
Actually – A LOT closer!!!
Meredith jumped out of the car and walked over to an observation area and got some great pictures!
Although he kept his head hidden in the tall grasses- so we never got a good look at his face.
And then we went on to the beach.
Come with me- the beach is just over this small crest.
And here it is- the Atlantic Ocean – at just a mild roar!
And it is COLD and WINDY! Brrr!
We fed the seagulls some stale bread-
this guy wanted seconds.
But it was bone chilling cold and all I could think about at this time-
was the Chick a Leekie soup I had made to warm us up!
And it was so good at the end of a cold time at the beach.
I forgot to give Meredith credit for the wonderful pictures! She took all of these on her