I posted a while back about having to go back and clarify some of my world building for BECOME. But that was the world building relating to the cultures and religion of this world. There’s another kind.
I’ve now reached the part of the story where my main character will first encounter a new part of this world–one that will be very important to most of the rest of this story. And so I need to describe it.
Now, the physical aspect of this part of the world is based heavily on the temperate rain forests of the Pacific Northwest. In particular, on Princess Louisa Inlet. So, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh my memory. Since a trip there is, unfortunately, impractical at the moment, that meant getting out the photo album from that trip. I thought I’d share a few.
This is the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet. It’s actually called Malibu Rapids, and it’s very narrow and only about 30 feet deep–at high tide.
That little spot, black below and red or yellow above, you can see off the point? That’s the zodiac going ahead to make sure of the channel.
The forest is the very definition of a temperate rain forest.
It was September when I was there, and the Fall colors were just starting.
And, at the head of the inlet, there’s Chatterbox Falls.
This is the valley above Chattebox Falls.