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Assateague Island National Seashore

October 30, 2018 by Charles W. Davis

Assateague Island National Seashore

Having an unexpected trip to Delmava, I decided that I should check off one of the items on my to do list. Namely, visit the Assateague Island National Seashore and stay overnight. It was a fast look online for camping equipment and a trip to Field and Stream and I had a nice small tent and a sleeping bag. Both on sale I might add.

After finishing a car rally with my brother, I headed to Ocean City Maryland and then the nearby national seashore. I had bought a multiple agency senior pass last year before the prices went up and that allowed me free entrance as well as a 50% discount on the camp site.

Assateague Island Wild Horses Photograph by Charles Davis

Assateague Island Wild Horses Photograph by Charles Davis

I drove around the park and it was not long before I sighted a few horses. Sadly the only time I spotted horses was when I was in the car.

Being a chilly Sunday, the camp grounds were near empty. I found a wonderful site on the bay side, registered at the camping office and returned to the site to set up the tent. Then it was a another drive in the park, followed by a walk along the sand dune.

Camping by the bay side of the island

Camping by the bay side of the island Photo by Charles Davis

The walk was very interesting and I found out why they suggested aqua shoes instead of hiking boots. It was hard going along the dunes but much easier by the surf. I then went for a hike along one of the nature trails.

I did not see anymore horses, but did come across some deer.

Deer

The camping ended up pretty good, it was a little chilly but the sleeping bag was warm enough. Did not like the sleeping bag. I sleep on my side and the bag would not move well enough. So come spring, I will spring for a new bag.

For my first overnight camping trip in decades it went very well. Come spring, I will start camping.

Here is a link to more of my photos from Assateague Island National Seashore

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