Virtual Voyage: The Outer Banks

The Intracoastal Waterway is often described as a sheltered inside passage, but there are portions that can get really nasty when the weather kicks up.


Leatherback turtle nest on the Outer Banks

On 18 June 2009, in the middle of the night, we had a very special visitor on one of our beaches. A large female sea turtle came up to nest. This was not the usual big loggerhead or occasional green turtle. This was the mother of all mother sea turtles – a leatherback!