|The Assateague Lighthouse built in 1867|
With several miles of biking and walking trails available within the NWR, we enjoyed a few outings
|Great Egret looking for lunch|
|The NWR herd of 150 wild ponies is owned and cared for by the|
Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. Herd size is
controlled by a Pony Auction every July.
|Bigger Dream rockin' the town.|
|All the ponies are named and checked by a vet 3 times a year.|
Their bloated stomachs are caused by excess of salt in
their diet from eating the plants in the marshes.
|Statue of "Misty" in waterfront park, The local horse made famous|
by the children's book, Misty of Chincoteague written in 1947
by Marguerite Henry.
|Commercial fishing boats along the waterfront|
|Small shacks in the waterway built by oyster men to keep|
watch over their oyster leases, built in the 1800's
|One of numerous birdhouses in NWR for Tree Swallows, said to eat|
2000 mosquitoes a day.