We planned an amazing adventure at Assateague Island National Seashore this last weekend.
What you may know about Assateague Island:
Stunning beaches, wild horses, breathtaking sunrises, and beach-side camping. We picked a walk-in tent site on the National Park side (dog friendly) and arrived Thursday evening just after sunset. There was a bit of rain when we arrived but we made camp quickly and settled in.
What you may not know about Assateague Island:
Sand fleas. Tiny (so tiny they fit through the screen of your tent), jumping, BITING insects that will torment your camping experience!
How to survive being a buffet to these devils:
We learned the hard way that these guys are most aggressive at dusk, particularly after a rainfall… Lucky us! After a quick late-night brainstorm, my husband (Chad) and I packed up the kiddo and the dog and made a run for it: first on the list was bug spray!
A new tent, two bottles of bug spray and an hour and a half later, Chad and I celebrated our success with a cold Firestone Pivo (a new favorite brew) watching the storm roll out to sea.
TheSkinny: I’d love to hear your disaster-gone-right camping snippets!