Last week I visited
It was my first visit to the island, and it wasn’t quite what I expected. First of all, the ponies stood around on the beach in groups of 2 to 4, seemingly oblivious to the many human sunbathers just inches from them. The beach was teaming with beach towels, umbrellas, and beverage-sipping tourists. It was hard to take a photograph that DIDN’T include people. Not quite the wild scene I had envisioned!
The other problem was the greenhead flies. Those guys can really bite! It brought back memories of pulling a seine in tidal creeks of
Bottom line: if you get a chance, I recommend a visit to Assateague. More information at http://www.nps.gov/asis/