What a pleasant surprise. A beach with brilliant white sand, an barrier dunes. I had no idea that such a nice beach existed north of Florida. (But I did see a news article last week citing Hatteras Beach as one of the best.). More. There is a bay side to this island with salt marshes and crystal clear water. Wild horses roam around our camp site. We met a deer that was very tame. Our camp site is actually on the backside of the barrier dune. We slept last night enveloped in the (loud) sound of surf. It' is a real pleasure to be here.
Right now, we are in the nearest town, Berlin MD. It too is a jewel. Libby is having fun exploring he shops.
All of this at Assateague Island, on a part of the Delmarva Pennisnula that I had though was unpopulated. You see, we have always traveled past his place 20 or more miles out to sea. My knowledge of the Delmarva was limited to what I see on the nautical charts. The chars show a coast unapproachable by large boats, and with a marshy coastline unsuitable for roads and buildings. Totally wrong! There are lots of people here. Indeed, on the road I to the park is a sign saying, TRAFFIC BACKUPS NEXT 3 MILES WEEKENDS. Horrors; I imagine 1000 cars competing to get one if the 25 parking spots at the national seashore beach. That must be a horror scene. We are so lucky to be here on weekdays before school lets out.
Check out the toenails.