|Chauffeur Kågesten and passenger Birgitta Tergil on route to Ocean City, Maryland|
|3 hours drive from Baltimore to Ocean City and Assateague Island|
|Two new friends found in Ocean City!|
|Surfing skills are a little rusty still...|
Once we got to the camping on Assateague Island, 8 miles (15 km) drive south of Ocean city my horse loving mum was greeted by the "wild" horses that live on the island since 300 years back, and she started to warm up to the camping plan.
|Mum enjoying a beer under the full moon and a roaring fire, much better then any hotel or bar.|
|I don't know about wild horses, this one seems to be very civilized.|
|Some good scenery with horses roaming free|
|A little less friendly fellow greeting us at Assateague Island.|
The wind picked up so we went hiking on the beach and on some trail in the park and played with our cameras for most of the day...
|We spend hours watching these little birds feeding in the surf, it seems like they spend their |
whole life running up and down as the waves roll in and out trying to not get their feet wet
|A stranded visitor and a "living fossil" on the windy beach, the horse-shoe-crab|
While the wind didn't do much good for the wave surfing the kite surfers where having a blast and where pulling off some quite impressive maneuvers.
|Kite surfers ripping it up at Assateague beach|
When the wind finally dropped in the evening I got some really nice surf under the last rays of sunlight. I met beardy Bob who also comes from Baltimore and we teamed up to surf until it got pitch dark. It turned out that Bob is a talented musician and he gave me a cd that stayed on repeat in the car for most of the trip. Look up Small Sur on spotify and listened to his last cd from 2011, good stuff. As we both like surfing, beards, music and live in Baltimore I think we will meet up for some more surf trips to the coast later in the fall.
We kept exploring the island the following day before we returned to Baltimore during the evening to save/kidnap Anna from her study marathon and take her to dinner.
|During the very last hour of daylight the wind suddenly dropped and the surf turned nice and glassy. |
Me and Bob, a new found friend surfed until it got dark while mum kept up with her paparazzi work.
|Beautiful sunrise surf at empty Assateague Island beach with dolphins just outside the break. |
what more can you ask for the start of a day.
|Finally some good use out of the Jeep!|
|Xmas time! There are all sorts of shops along the road in the Maryland country side.|