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Easter Vacation in Virginia – Day 4: Assateague Lighthouse

On Easter Sunday (April 5) we awakened at 4:45 am, 15 minutes ahead of the time that we had set the alarm. We got up, showered and dressed. We finished packing and carried our stuff to the car. We ate breakfast at 6:00 am and were on the road by 6:30 am, en route Chincoteague Island from Virginia Beach, VA.

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We enjoyed a gorgeous sunrise, as we crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel,
en route Chincoteague Island.

LJG13438 8x10We were standing at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, when I took this picture.  We had just crossed over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel.  The Bridge we crossed would have been to the right of where I took this picture.

We arrived at Chincoteague Island before 9:00 am. It was way too early to check into our hotel, so we visited the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island. Our first stop was at the Assateague Lighthouse.

_LG13439 4x6This sign provided information in regard to the Lighthouse Trail.
We reached the lighthouse via a ¼-mile trail.

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Bob took this picture of me, while on the Lighthouse Trail.

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According to its website, the Assateague Lighthouse stands 142 feet high, its base over 27 feet in diameter.  The top of the lighthouse is accessible to the public.  There is no entrance fee to climb to the top of the lighthouse, although donations are cheerfully accepted.  We climbed the 175 steps to the top of the lighthouse.  We paused briefly at each of the 7 landings on our way to the top!

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_LG13450 4x6The view from the top of the lighthouse is magnificent!

 

WP_20150405_005On the way back to the parking lot from the lighthouse, I saw a turkey vulture sunning itself on top of a tree branch.  Bob took this picture of me on the trail.  If you look closely, you can see the turkey vulture in the tree.

_LG13453 4x6Turkey Vulture sunning itself

 

2 Responses to “Easter Vacation in Virginia – Day 4: Assateague Lighthouse”

  1. Eileen

    Pretty sunrise captures! Chincoteague is one of my favorite places to visit.. Great shots of the Lighthouse.. Have a happy weekend!

    Reply
  2. seniorhiker

    Your photos of the early morning sky are magnificent — I love the color of the sky. The lighthouse looks like a wonderful place to visit.

    Reply

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