Ponies of Chincoteague

Remember Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry? Well, even if you never read this excellent series of children’s books you would love a visit to Chincoteague Island. We took a kayak tour to nearby Assateague Island for a great visit (not too personal) with the wild Spanish ponies whose ancestors swam ashore, from a shipwrecked galleon off the coast of what is now Virginia, back in the 16th century. They are beauties. We slept in the Marguerite Henry room at Miss Molly’s Bed & Breakfast in Chincoteague, Virginia. This is the same room where Ms. Henry stayed and wrote these books. We were star struck.