Ocean City Maryland- Assateague island

For my 13th wedding Anniversary my wife and I took a trip to Ocean City.  The weather was so so but we made the best of it.  One of my favorite parts of OC is going to Assateague Island.  I absolutely love it there as it is definitely a place of natural beauty.  Normally we take my truck out on the beach and ride around which is a blast but this time we just explored the roadway.  Plus my wife got to try out her new camera.  I’ll post what kind of camera it is later as we are definitely going to use this bad boy a lot.  You’ll see in the next set of pictures the camera is definitely better than anything I take with my camera phone.  I always say you get what you pay for and this camera definitely takes some amazing pictures.

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Look at the detail of this Seagull.  This was not edited at all by any software.  We got lots of interesting pictures of Seagulls in their natural habitat which was pretty cool.  On Assateague there are so many different types of birds you could literally spend the day capturing them on film.  We saw a ton of Baltimore Orioles which are absolutely beautiful.  That was one bird that we did not get a perfect shot of.  We will definitely be coming back to capture the Baltimore Oriole.

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This is a great close up of a Seagull and definitely captures its beauty.

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This was one that we did not expect.  I’ve seen turkeys in Virginia but never in Maryland and definitely not on Assateague.  Its a great shot that my wife took right out of our truck window.  The turkey blends in great with its surroundings and it really does have some beautiful feathers.  Usually we think of turkeys as dinner so it was cool to see this bird in its natural habitat.

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Here are two turkey buddies.  Great shot with great colors.

DSC_0240I’m not so sure about this rugged looking mammal.  He looks like a healthy specimen.

DSC_0323One of the best parts about going to Assateague Island are the wild ponies.  Now keep in mind these beauties are wild however they can certainly draw a crowd of onlookers.  During the summer time on the beach they will walk around while people are relaxing but beware they will walk through your stuff, eat your food, trample over your blankets etc.  Its always fun to watch as luckily I’ve never had it happen to me.  Regardless the ponies are always cool to see and kids seem to love them too.

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Enjoy!!

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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