Chincoteague Vacation – Day 4
Late in the morning we rode our bicycles in the neighborhood to Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Our round trip ride was 5 miles.
We ate lunch at McDonald’s and then drove onto the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, stopping for photo opportunities along Beach Access Road. We saw wild ponies in the marsh, closer than we have seen them in past years. There were wild ponies in the pony corral, too, near the Woodland Trail.
According to a delmava now news story, published on April 1st, “Chincoteague pony stallion Riptide and his band were penned in the south corral on Assateague Island after visitors to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge disregarded warnings not to approach the wild ponies…The ponies will remain in the corral until the spring roundup April 12 and 13”.
We saw great blue herons, egrets and wood ducks.
We spent a couple hours at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, before returning to our vacation home. We relaxed for a couple hours.
We returned to the Wildlife Refuge around 4:30 pm. We went for a drive around the Wildlife Loop. We saw birds, a fox, Sika deer, egrets, turtles, snapping turtles and a muskrat.
I love the reflections!
Leaving the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, after an approximately 45-minute visit, we drove to Food Lion and picked up dinners for three nights (through Thursday). Our purchases included three ready-made salads and three Culinevo ready-made dinner entrees–lasagna, beef stew and beef and noodles. All dinner entrees are microwaveable. We shared a Chef Salad and the beef stew for dinner. For dessert we had cheesecake.
We watched a few more episodes of NYPD Blue and went to bed.
6 Responses to “Chincoteague Vacation – Day 4”
I really like the egret reflections. Neat pictures.
Thank you Carol.
It looks as if this was another great day on your vacation. You got some great pictures.
Hello, Linda! Your bird photos are gorgeous. Love the herons and egrets. The horses and fox are great sightings. BTW, your duck pair are called Hooded Mergansers. I love Chincoteague, wish I was there now. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day. Have a great Easter Weekend!
Thank you for the Duck ID; correction made!
I am thinking this was a wonderful vacation! I would have loved seeing all of these.