By the sea. The last day by the beautiful sea.

For the budding astrophysicist in our group, a short but incredibly interesting tour of the NASA Wallops Island Visitor Center. Regrettably there were no launches scheduled during our time on the Cape, indeed a bummer.

A ponytailed blonde gal studying astrophysics. Imagine.

To commemorate the 50thanniversary of the moon landing Wallops hosted an art competition. Considerable talent filled the boards.

The rocket that brings groceries and other supplies to the ISS. Taking home delivery to a new height. Pun intended.

An awesome tee-shirt in the gift shop.

From Wallops to Chincoteague Beach where we dropped the children. On the way in we saw the famous ponies…except, they were all corralled as part of their vet check before the big swim that would happen a few days later. Just our luck.

The two of us went into Chincoteague proper for its annual Blueberry Festival, with all of the usual arts and crafters and even one unusual vendor. A sea life taxidermist!

Soft Shells and Shrimp Puppies.

Another unusual vendor. Writing instruments made with wood collected from Virginia Civil War Battlefields. I’m thinking this is a niche market.

A little bird-watching on the way back to the beach.

Possibly Cormorants.

The drive home the following morning was uneventful, except for travelling over and under the Chesapeake via the aptly named Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

The Bridge.

Driving on water.

The Tunnel.

And then, home.