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Post by MaryBurris » 01 Oct 2017, 23:49

Have you ever been to the Olympic Peninsula Wilderness in Washington state? Do you think the author's description of the area is accurate? If you haven't been, did the author paint a vivid image in your mind?
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 02 Oct 2017, 00:42

I'very never been there, but the author describes the place in a cute detail that I have to believe that he has been there repeatedly.

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Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 01:24

I've never been there, but I think the author did a good job bringing the place to life. When the characters went hiking, I felt I was right there with them.
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Post by hsimone » 02 Oct 2017, 01:27

I have also never been there. At times, I felt like I was hiking along with the characters, but not in any specific spot; it could have been anywhere that had hiking trails.
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Post by Christina Rose » 02 Oct 2017, 03:25

I've not been there, and agree with others that the author did well in the descriptions.

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Post by jenjayfromSA » 02 Oct 2017, 03:42

I had to look the area up on a map as I had no idea where it was. I then went to Google etc and pored over the images. It seems to be the most glorious part of the world, those mountains and meadows! Yes, I think the author did a really good job. My imagination was well sparked by the descriptions even before I saw the pictures.

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Post by jwalker73 » 02 Oct 2017, 06:49

It is not a place I have been but I felt the author's description of the location enabled me to visualise the terrain and surroundings. Whether the images in my mind are a true depiction of this area or not I do not know, but I enjoyed the place I went to in my imagination!

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Post by Mjgarrison » 02 Oct 2017, 07:28

I've never been there, but that is one of the things I liked most. When I was reading the description were so vivid, I felt like I was visiting a new place.

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Post by Gravy » 02 Oct 2017, 07:34

Looked up some pictures. Gorgeous!

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Post by Mjgarrison » 02 Oct 2017, 07:37

@Gravy Wow thank you for the pictures, that is even more beautiful than I was imagining. I keep forgetting we can see pretty much anything on the internet. Lol

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Post by Gravy » 02 Oct 2017, 07:41

My pleasure. :tiphat:

It's actually one of my favorite places (of which there are many (Gansbaai, Bath, Helsinki, etc. (none of which I've been to :lol: ))), so I loved having a reason to look them up. :D
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Post by gali » 02 Oct 2017, 07:46

Gravy, thank you for the pictures. It is beautiful indeed!!!!!
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Post by Gravy » 02 Oct 2017, 07:48

You are very welcome. :tiphat:
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Oct 2017, 08:21

I have not visited there, but from the descriptions, it's somewhere I definitely want to go!
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Post by Christina Rose » 02 Oct 2017, 09:33

Gravy wrote:Looked up some pictures. Gorgeous!

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Oh, wow! Very beautiful! I didn't even think about looking it up.

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