Monday, March 14, 2011

Glimpses of February...sigh

Feeding rays at the Florida Oceanographic Society Coastal Center.
Portuguese Man of War

Leaving Florida, we visited our son in Virginia and ended up spending two nights on Chincoteague Island.  Very off season, but just a delight to be off the beaten path.  We spent a day hiking around the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.  Definitely a place to return.  On the trip to Florida, we just ended up there by chance, following a sign on the highway looking for a place to spend the night.  When the sun came up the next morning, we realized where we were and knew we had to try and hit it on the way home.  Did we see any wild ponies?  No, lots and LOTS of manure but no actual sightings. We did come face to face with a white-tailed deer, and we think the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, as well as lots and lots of waterfowl; it must be incredible during peak migrations.  We did drive out to the beach on the island and ventured out of the car.  The wind was just unbelievable!  

1 comment:

  1. Neat terns there. It's always great to learn about new National Wildlife Refuges. It's where we always go when we travel.