Assateague offers solitude and surf, but it also offers something else: community. Day use visitors, Eurovan travelers, Mother's Day celebrants, weddings, proposals, surfers and surf fishers, horse lovers, stargazers, and lots of families of all shapes and sizes: They create a vibrant community of voices that connects us to the island and to each other, … Continue reading Episode 7: Beach Voices
It's been a heartbreaking year on Assateague. Five horses have died or been killed, including Jester, who I learned about during the interviews for Episode 5, "Wild Horses." The sadness pouring off posts on Facebook shows just how intimately connected we are with the life of the horses and the island. If you're looking for … Continue reading AV Book Club: “Stormy Weather”
One of the most remarkable events in Assateague's history is the Ash Wednesday Storm of 1962. The devastation that the island, and Chincoteague in particular, experienced is chronicled dramatically in "Stormy, Misty's Foal," Marguerite Henry's sequel to "Misty of Chincoteague." The storm brought tremendous destruction in particular to Ocean Beach, a development that, had it been … Continue reading AV Video Club: “Saving Assateague”
If you stayed after the credits for Episode 6, "Native Son," you heard Billy Weiland perform his guitar composition, "Muir." Here's another one of his picks from his collection of songs on SoundCloud. Okay, so here's a challenge to Billy and all Assateague lovin' musicians. When I would listen to Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring," I … Continue reading Bonus: Billy Weiland, “Strawberry Moon”
This video accompanies Assateague Voices, Episode 5, "Wild Horses." It illustrates how the island's wild horses are able to drink fresh water from the surface the the saltwater Sinepuxent Bay. Science! In the episode, Chris explains how it works, and we thought it would be fun to have some show to go with the tell. … Continue reading Bonus: How Do Horses Get Fresh Water?
Billy Weiland is a son of Assateague. He grew up here, surfed here, and got his degree from Salisbury U. before leaving for grad school in North Carolina. He’s back home with a newfound appreciation for the island and a passion for preserving and protecting it. Meet the newest staff member of the Assateague Coastal … Continue reading Episode 6: Native Son
This week, Chris & Brady of the Maryland Conservation Corps. share some surprising information about Assateague Island’s legendary wild horses. Are they ponies or horses? The answer to this burning question and more! Episode 5, “Wild Horses.” Let’s go!
This week we visit with Ron Harrigan, the man behind Coastal Campers and Assateague Cottages. Ron talks about his lifelong love of tiny houses and surfing, and we hear from a very satisfied customer. Let's go.
"You're actually in the lineup where everybody is, you can sit on top of your board and just drift. And then when there's a wave you paddle and you go. And then it makes life much funner." 7 yr old wahine Charlie Cox explains it all. Surf's Up Part 3.
Get your jersey, grab your board. There's the horn. The first heat's underway. In this episode, we drop in on the Eastern Surfing Association Delmarva District's Summer Series Surf contest on Assateague's North Beach, on July 22nd. The waves are perfect, the sky is cloudless, and the mood among the 75 or so contestants of … Continue reading Episode 2: Surf’s Up, Part 2