Saturday, October 1, 2011

Late September found us, once again, camping 
at our favorite beach - Assateague Island.

The day we arrived was windy - 19mph winds!  What looks
like mist is really sand and stuff blowing.  The recent
hurricane caused the ocean to breach those dunes
that Mark is heading towards.  Because of the strong winds,
we hunkered down in our camper and enjoyed a very cozy late afternoon/evening with homemade soup, books, and coffee.  

Thankfully, the next day was much calmer and sunny!

September is such a beautiful time to be at the beach.  The water was wonderfully nice, about 73 degrees, and we had lots and lots of time to explore the island.  

Mark finds his inner man and is exhilarated!

Mia waits patiently for her turn.

One afternoon, we took a long, long, long (did I say long?)
walk down the beach starting at the state park and headed North towards Ocean City.  We walked about five hours and the dogs ran free chasing birds and racing in an out of the ocean.  Apparently, other people visit this end of the island too.  :/

 We found this giant anchor buoy washed up on the beach. 

Conch shells were found in abundance along the shore!