Over the weekend I went on a real-life Nancy Drew adventure to explore the area that inspired our ninth game, Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island. The San Jaun islands along with Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound of Washington state have beautiful parks and awesome wildlife. (And yes, when I went there the skies were a kind of gray, just like the game.) In my entire life of being a Nancy Drew fan I thought there was no such thing as a real island named Deception Island, but I did know that the area of Deception Pass was the general setting style for the game.
When I went to Deception Pass State Park, I was pleasantly surprised that there really is an island named Deception Island! Take a look:
In between Fidalgo Island and Whidbey Island is Deception Pass and Canoe Pass, and further out near the tips of these islands is the little tiny tree-covered rock of an island that is too small to be occupied by anything. Sad. Still, I was really happy it actually existed! I did get to explore the beaches and secret coves and see some wildlife in the area (including crabs), but I chose not to go on the whale-watching tour since I knew there were no whales in the area at the time. Perhaps in the future I will!
Have you visited any locations that remind you of the Nancy Drew games?
We also have a birthday to celebrate!