Wear your old clothes and shoes, slap on the bug spray and sun screen and bring plenty of cool liquids to drink. The patient will be rewarded by the sight of the island's ponies swimming across Assateague Channel. In the meantime, enjoy Chincoteague's annual carnival celebrating the swim.
Spectators begin arriving at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday to watch the ponies swim. Show up early to the auction on Thursday, which begins at 8 a.m. sharp, as spectators begin arriving around 6:30 a.m.
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