Ocean City, Maryland

It's been quite a while since I have posted and I've got tons of travel and stories that I need to find the time to share.  The good news, although I'm constantly battling work, traffic and life I still find the time to explore and I hope you do too.WP_20140315_13_18_19_Pro (1) I've been going to Ocean City Maryland ever since I was a kid.  My father has a house close by so we generally visit once or twice a year.  I find the offseason is the best time to go.  It really all depends on what your looking for.  Me, I like the great outdoors.  In particular, we visited Assateague Island .

One of the amazing things I’ve always come to visit at Assateague are the wild ponies.  There are not too many places on the East Coast that you will see Wild Ponies running around the beach.

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Something new that I did this year which was an amazing experience was got my ORV (Off Road Vehicle) permit.  More information on how to get your permit is here.  In short, there is approximately 12 miles of beach to drive on and it was just an amazing experience.  I got to see wildlife that you don’t see in Ocean City or anywhere on the East Coast.  Being on the island driving through the sand was a completely different experience then what I had done in the past.  If you have a 4×4 vehicle I highly recommend going for a ride.  You don’t need a monster truck, just a 4×4.

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WP_20140315_14_37_57_Pro20140316080054So after cruising around for a while I went for a little walk inland.  There were beautiful grasses and the sand looked as if it had not been touched in years.  I ran across a spine (Literally) and at first thought it was a dolphin.  It turns out that the spine was actually to a seal.  What’s amazing is when you walk into a place like this where there is little disruption from humans, it truly takes you back to a different time and a different order.  Makes you wonder what things looked like a 1o00’s of years ago.

 

WP_20140315_14_20_06_Pro (1)Here is a picture of the spine.  I actually found several vertebrae in other places adventuring around the beach.  I still believe this is a seal spine although it may have been a dolphin, shark who knows.

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So after a great day of exploring the beach, I caught the sunset on the bay.  It was absolutely amazing.

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After seeing this, I made a point to catch the sunrise in the morning over the Atlantic.

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It was an amazing weekend.  When you see all of the natural beauty out there and reminds you of how small you are in this world.  It makes me want to explore more and see everything there is to see out there.  The amazing thing is you don’t really have to travel far or spend a lot of money to catch an amazing site, do an awesome hike and experience what this world has to offer.

 

About Adventures in the Burbs (72 Articles)
I'm now considered a survivor. A survivor of what you may ask? For my entire life I have been a walking time bomb due to a visitor embedded in my brain called an AVM, or an Arteriovenous Malformation. I never actually knew I had it. My story of survival is so improbably and spectacular that it is worthy of an entire book in itself. I may have a post in here somewhere on my blog that covers it. In the end I’ve survived a brain hemorrhage, brain surgery and I’ve been left with Epilepsy and Left Side Neglect. Believe it or not, Left Side Neglect has been nothing less than a fascinating experience although I don’t recommend it for the feeble or weak minded. In the end that time bomb exploded yet I’m still here to put my adventures up on this blog and I will never let my survivor experience hold me back from life. Although I’m now considered a “Survivor”, throughout life I have been many things and it seems I have assumed many different identities along the way. For me life has been a zigzagging adventure woven with change and that change has always been good. I’m truly blessed as my life has been nothing short of amazing and my cup has always been overflowing even in the worst of times. I’ve had a good family, good friends, excellent mentors along the way and an amazing wife. Wonder if she will actually ever read this?? I’ve been a musician, a dishwasher, a pizza maker, a break-dancer, a skateboarder, a long haired metal head, a United States Marine, a husband, a father to many, a technologist, a college student, an adventure racer, a businessman, a manager, a leader, a crisis manager, a Harley Davidson enthusiast, a wannabe bourbon connoisseur, an amateur RV’er, an amateur blogger, an amateur writer, an amateur photographer, a thinker, a doer, a traveler, a wannabe digital nomad, an adventurer, and a remote worker. So as you can see I’ve maintained just a few identities….but what’s in an identity anyway. I know my identity as a “survivor” will not sum up my existence nor define me as a person. My name is Will and I am all of those identities listed above and then some. Hopefully you will join me on my journey. Do take Care, Will

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