Friday, April 6, 2012

Magical Moment 618, "Assateague National Seashore"


Eddie planned a special trip for my birthday this month. He whisked me away to Assateague National Seashore in Maryland for a few days. This is one of the few remaining places where wild horses roam free along the beaches. It's absolutely breathtaking! I was lucky enough to spot not 1, but 2 foals, brand new this spring. :)

This foal, Giggles, was named by the National Park Service. There are over 100 wild horses in this heard, some are named, others only given numbers.

Giggles


They roll in the grass or sand to get the bugs off...no owners to groom them.

This was actually a bit frightening. About 7-10 horses wandered through a campsite and got spooked. They began running in circles through this enclosed, crowded area. A reminder that these are true wild animals and not as tame as they appear. 

This was the most beautiful mother and foal, estimated at only 4 weeks old! She has no name, just a number. So I call the baby S'more. 


S'more nursing...felt so privileged to witness this!


Sweet, sleepy baby. Eddie took these last 2 shots. I was too nervous to risk its mother's wrath by getting that close!


Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a unique and beautiful spot! Plenty of camping, ocean, beaches, nearby shops and restaurants...just a great place!