We left at 7 am on Saturday morning for our 5 hour drive down to Maryland. I tend to get car sick pretty easily, so I made sure to take 2 dramamine pills. I probably should have just taken one because about 10 minutes into the drive, I started getting very sleepy. I'm talking sleepy like its painful to keep my eyes open. Sleepy like I'm in the middle of a sentence, and I doze off. It was crazy! Poor DBF made almost the entire drive with me snoozin' up a storm beside him.
We arrived around noon and while going into the check-in building, a horse is grazing outside on the grass. How cool, we thought! It will probably be the first of many we see! (Assateague Island is known for its herds of wild horses) We drive to our little patch of earth and set up camp. Now, by "we", I really mean DBF got busy and I stood around yawning, still fighting off the drugs and trying to pretend like I was being helpful and knew what I was doing. Couldn't have the other campers thinking I'm a novice afterall! Here's our cute little tent:
Notice the cloudy, overcast sky? Yeah, we did too. It was around 50 degrees, which wasn't so bad. But the wind was gusting about 30 miles an hour, which was pretty bad. DBF had a heck of a time setting up the tent with the wind blowing like that. It was also misting, and we were a little afraid of what the weather had in storm for us. This was the view from our campsite. After grabbing a quick lunch, we took a stroll on the beach. We were both wearing two to three layers each and hats - it was COLD! Can you see the sand blowing in this picture? We walked with our backs to the wind and then cut back onto land to walk back to camp so we wouldn't have sand blowing in our faces. There is something so beautiful about the ocean though, and I always feel so relaxed when I'm near water. We found a couple beautiful shells and rocks along our walk, but no horses!
Notice the little birds hovering around the horse? The horse is probably thinking, "Won't you guys ever leave me be? All I ask for is a little solo snack time!" We'll definitely have to go again sometime during the season. I'd really love to see the herds of horses running wild!