Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Assateague Island

10 miles south of Ocean City you reach the Assateague Island and its National and State Park. Here people and wildlife live in harmony, the former within their camping facilities while the letter enjoy a perfect climate of freedom and respect. Two herds of wild horses have their home here.

They are separated by the boundary between the states of Maryland and Virginia. In the summer the refuge's freshwater pools and marshes host a large variety of birds like herons, egrets and other wading birds. On top of this, clamming is at its best in the island's MD end. A great place to relax and enjoy the nature (less the mosquitoes and ticks).
Somehow, it is hard to believe how untouched and beautiful this place is, only 10 miles away from Ocean City, a popular resort where building and crowding is something quite casual and accepted. Two different worlds!

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