A smaller herd made the swim back across the channel this morning, at approximately 7:20 EDT. A few of the aged ponies were trailered across the bridge, as were a few habitual "rowdies" who don't like to go where they should. A much smaller crowd than on Wednesday saw the ponies off the Chincoteague shore - but they still had a surging hearts that viewed the swim Wednesday. It's always a moving experience, no matter how many times you see it.
The Firemen's Carnival will be open tonight and tomorrow night; then close until next Friday and Saturday nights, when all proceeds will go toward the EMS and ambulance funds. Pony Penning is always an emotional time, and I can't wait until it's time for me to return to my island home again. 2015 - here I come!