Collecting My Thoughts had a nice post on this event. I also enjoyed this one from Delmarvanow.com about the Chincoteague pony swim. Author Marguerite Henry made the Chincoteague ponies famous.
Barbara Sery of Annapolis, Md., waited patiently next to a fence bordering the swim site.
"I read 'Misty of Chincoteague' when I was a little girl and I had to come out and see this," Sery said, referring to the world-famous novel by Marguerite Henry.
"It seems so magical to me. It's every little girl's dream to watch this and maybe even take home a pony."