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Old Jan 6, 2007, 7:47 PM   #1
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I went out to the refuge (a 45 min drive from my house) to take pictures yesterday. While the sky was absolutely crystal clear. The wind was blowing at a steady 25mph with gusts up to 35mph. Not good for birds or taking pictures. Well not for taking pictures of birds. However, I did take some pictures of the refuge to share. This is the main complex with visitor center and shops. I would give anything to go up into the observation tower. I did get up into it about 15 years ago. (no camera with me at the time) But, now it has fallen into disrepair and they won't let anyone up.


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This is the view back down the road toward the vistors center. I was standing on the raised viewing platform. This portion of the road is about 2 miles long.


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Looks wonderful...we have one here also about 45 mins. away on the east coast. The assateague island refuge. You would like it there. Donna
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This shot is looking more southward. Even farther to the left and south is the other half of this part of the refuge. On that half their allow carefully regulated duck hunting. I think there are around 32,000 acres in this portion of the refuge complex, and it's all heaven for birders and photogrphers.
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Wow Steve! You're very fortunate to have an area of this size available, not to mention all the species you have at this location. Makes the wildlife sanctuary I go to look like somebody's back yard. This place is huge. Great stuff. I'm "wild" with envy....cheers......Don
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You're right Don, I am very, very fortunate to live so near to this amazing place. I count my blessings every time I visit.
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Looks great, Steve.
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