Wednesday, October 31, 2012

10.31.2012 ~ of eastern shores: assateague island

our view ~ assateaugue island, i ~ by dawn chandler ~ oil and mixed media on panel ~ 12 x 24 inches ~ copyright dawn chandler 2012

It was one of the finest days of my life. And really, nothing all that extraordinary happened. It was early November 2010 and a couple days before, My Man and I ran in the Outer Banks Half Marathon — My first ever trip to the OBX to run in my first ever half marathon*. 

Now, two days later, we found ourselves alone — not another person is sight — on Assateague Island, walking quietly through the early morning fog, making our way over piney paths to the edge of the ocean. To this view. 

The rest of that morning the island, those pines, the long misty coastline....the wild ponies....remained ours. Alone.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I wonder if Our Island remains. 

*It was a horrible race for me, thanks to a number of reasons not the least of which was that I simply wasn't ready for it. However the OBX Half is a GREAT race, and I highly recommend it! Very well organized, beautiful flat course, wonderful people and a whole lot of fun. I'm looking forward to doing it again some time and having a much better race!

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