Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!

15 Jun

If you’re a regular reader of Backseat Writer (and why wouldn’t you be?), you know that there’s no place I’d rather be than in nature, even though it makes me sneeze, gives me sinus issues, and makes me sick.  Still, I love you, nature!  Anyway, despite our turbulent relationship, my current favorite place on planet Earth is Chincoteague, VA (although Assateague, MD) is a close second.  See, this National Wildlife Reserve (NWR) stretches from Maryland to Virginia and is the home of semi-wild ponies believed to be the sole survivor of a Spanish shipwreck.  No one really knows how the ponies got there or why they have chosen to live in a swamp full of mosquitos, but they do and they are beautiful, beautiful creatures.

During my recent trip to Chincoteague Island, I was able to visit both ends of the NWR.  That’s right, both Chincoteague and Assateague.  The funny thing is that that they are only four miles of beach apart, but it takes a little under an hour to traverse to Assateague from Chincoteague and vice versa due to the roads.  But I am glad we made the trek–twice!  Here are some shots from my trip, and if you leave lots of lovely comments, maybe I’ll do another photo post for you wonderful readers.

Read “My Heart’s Home,” another post on Chincoteague.

No Responses to “Photo Essay:: Oh, how I love you Chincoteague & Assateague!”

  1. Mary Haub... June 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM #


  2. Donna Savaki June 15, 2010 at 10:38 AM #

    Love the photography. What kind of camera did you use? I heard you also have video with commentary – will you post it also?

  3. Evangeline Denmark June 16, 2010 at 6:11 PM #

    Beautiful pictures. I loved getting to see this wonderful place through your eyes.

  4. sarah June 19, 2010 at 4:49 PM #

    Amy-These pictures are amazing! You are an awesome photographer!

  5. Ben DeVries June 30, 2010 at 6:28 PM #

    Stunning photos, as usual, Amy! Ben

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