Like all young girls, I fell in love with Marguerite Henry and her horse books especially Misty of Chincoteague. I read and re-read the story of the Beebe family, Pony Penning Days and, of course, Misty.
I am fortunate enough that Chincoteague and Assateague Islands are just seven hours away from Greensboro. I’ve been there three times – always during the off-season when the island is quiet and peaceful. To stand on the sidewalks of the small downtown area is to go back to how it must have been when Marguerite Henry first visited in 1946. With the exception of the drawbridge, it remains the same.
Chincoteague Island’s residents still earn their living mostly by fishing. City Marina is where all the commercial boats tie up at night after being out on the Atlantic Ocean.