We crossed over the Columbia River into Washington State and into cranberry bogs and oyster coves. The road took us inland to the old lumber town of Forks. I hadn't heard of this place until recently when we came across some dvds in a house in NZ labelled Twilight!
The information office in Forks said they had experienced a 500% increase in visitors to the town over the last 3 years, even thought no filming has actually taken place there. The author, Stephenie Meyer, lives in Arizon and wanted to set her teenage vampire books in a gloomy place with high rainfall. In Forks they measure it in feet not inches.
|Magi as an Oyster.|
|Looking over towards Vancouver Island.|
|Pike Place market in Seattle.|
The floods at home!
Things are normally like this...
The river claimed the floor!