‘After breakfast we drove from Berlin to Assateague Island, which lies off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia. It’s a long – 37 miles – sandy barrier island with dunes and wind-formed pine trees between the Atlantic to the east and Chincoteague Bay to the west. We parked and walked the saltmarsh, woodland and dune trails. Hot. Ospreys hunted over the marshes and waterways.’
‘Picnic lunch on the beach behind a white-gold sand dune. Gulls called shrilly overhead; in the background waves crashed and rumbled. We strolled back along the beach ankle deep in the chilly sea – white foam, pale sand and grey-green sea beautiful in the sun.’ Berlin, Maryland, USA, 24th April 2011.
Photos: Assateague Island, Maryland, USA, April 2011