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Ribbon of Sand

Ribbon of Sand

The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands — but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges, no hotels: the wild beaches of Cape Lookout, one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world. "Ribbon of Sand" examines this seascap

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/kiRTdE4S2UceQ-VY46Rzjg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these islands, but south of Ocracoke Inlet there rises a luminous bar of sand 60 miles in extent, with no roads, no bridges and no hotels. These are the wild beaches of Cape... /episodes/get/17983 /episode/17983 Full Episode /episode-player/17983

View the wild beaches of North Carolina's Cape Lookout one of the few remaining natural barrier islands in the world, a bar of sand 60 miles in extent with no roads, no bridges and no hotels. Meryl Streep reads excerpts from Rachel Carson's writings.

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Sun, 06/08/2014 - 12:00
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