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.

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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!