OBX2 is ready to call the outer banks home. On Saturday we hit the road to drive out to Harkers Island where we packed up the boats and headed out for our five day trip to Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks. Our paddle took us through crystal clear water and past wild horses grazing in the marshes. Throughout our paddle we met all sorts of marine wildlife including keyhole urchins, sting rays, horseshoe crabs, and whelk egg casings. Our first night camping on the beach provided a perfect view of the Milky Way and a relaxing breeze as we fell asleep to the sound of the ocean. On Sunday and Monday we relaxed on the beach and played in the waves of the ocean and the sound. Tomorrow we will pack up our campsite and head to Shackleford Banks, a completely remote and uninhabited island, where we will spend our final night on the outer banks before returning to Stella to wrap up this incredible expedition. Though our days together are winding down, we are soaking up each touching moment, each breathtaking view, and every moment of challenge and laughter together.
Story by Sara Gerall with photos by Miles McLaughlin (Written during Session 2 of OBX)