Another day trip to Chincoteague. We rode around the wildlife loop and instead of taking the Swan Cove Trail we headed to the service road. This is about a 7 mile road. The road wasn’t bad but the mosquitoes were terrible!
Lots of dead trees.
Headed to the beach via the OSV – Over Sand Vehicles entrance.
This wasn’t a bad road either.
Parked our bikes. Ran into a volunteer ranger and we asked about all the dead birds on Chincoteague Road bridge. 100s of them. She said they were fledgling seagulls, just learning to fly. They come up out of the marshes and because they are young, they can barely get the height they need to get over the bridge. Not to worry she said…there are a lot of them. Ugh!
Lots of birds and other life on the beach.
Beach and ocean as far as you can see.
Aura around Kathy’s reflection.
Can never have too many seashells from the seashore!
Heading back, need to watch out for the 4 wheelers.
Took a different route home. Usually we take Chincoteague Road (Rte 175) to Rte 679, which turns into Rte 12 in Maryland. We turned on Rte 798 and went past Wallops NASA. Back to 679, turned at Captain’s Cove. This is on the Virginia side and put us in Greenbackville.
Next dinner date!
Left there and headed north to George Island Landing Road.
Great day trip!