Sunday, June 29, 2014

Assateague Light House

No trip to the Atlantic coast, or anywhere with shore or lake line, is complete without light house visits. Assateague light house was recently reprinted and is still in use, though you can visit and climb to the top.

175 steps gets you away from the marauding mosquitos at the bottom. From the top are views of Assateague, Chicoteague and Wallops island.

We couldn't go up to the light because it is a working light. Two beams with electric lights point out and rotate. No fresnel lens or whale oil anymore.

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