Simploring 2017 (32) West Of The Rain

After my visit to The Last Forever (see here) it suggested itself that I went simploring the other sim of Oobleck (allagash) and Nodnol Jameson – West Of The Rain. West Of the Rain is a public sim and full region loosely inspired by The San Juan Islands in Washington State, a place for ongoing events, music, installations, and home to a rotating artist in residence who will create ongoing exhibits that can be witnessed en situ.The San Juan Islands are an archipelago in the northwest corner of the contiguous United States between the U.S. mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The San Juan Islands are part of the U.S. state of Washington. In the archipelago, four islands are accessible by passenger ferry operated by the Washington State Ferries System. At mean high tide, the archipelago comprises over 400 islands and rocks, 128 of which are named. Today, the San Juan Islands are an important tourist destination, with sea kayaking and orca whale-watching (by boat or air tours) two of the primary attractions. There are no bridges to the San Juan Islands; therefore, all travel from the mainland is either by water or by air (from wikipedia).

April 22nd: Overview of “West Of The Rain”

West Of The Rain captures very well the main characterics of these islands. What I recognized is the lighthouse, the little harbour and the steep main road. I saw the rocky shore as well as the vegetation dominated by firs. I wandered the whole round around the island and could get an impression how these lovely islands may look in reality. And the name does also fit: The San Juan Islands get less rainfall than Seattle due to their location in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains to the southwest. There is a lot to explore but I hadn’t time yet to dive deeper into it – but it is on my to do list. For sure it is worth a visit! Thank you Nodnol Jameson and Oobleck (allagash) for this creation and for providing it to the public.
Landmark to West Of The Rain

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