Assateague Island weekend

We went down to Assateague for Thanksgiving weekend.  We did quite well, and were able to leave Wednesday in the early evening.  We had dinner in Philadelphia at the Holy Land Grill, and arrived at Assateague a bit after midnight.  This was quite the improvement over last time, when we didn’t leave home until 2AM!


Thusday was chilly, but we ventured out looking for shells:




We went skating too.  I didn’t want to bring the bikes, because of the hassle of putting them on the RV:



After dark, we did the Life of the Forest trail.  Spooky!

On Friday, it rained, then cleared.  It a bit warmer, which was nice.






We did the Life of the Dunes trail.  Here’s a fragment of Baltimore Boulevard, a road built in the 50s as the arterial for a 15-mile long housing development on the island that never materialized:




Saturday was quite cold (the high was in the high 40s).  Saturday night, we had a campfire on the beach:




Sunday was warmer, which was a shame since we had to be back home in the early evening, so we left Assateague at 10AM.  We did one more quick look for shells on our way out:


Trish found a nice sized Whelk shell, our first on Assateague!



Our visit was short, but well worth it!

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