I like the tidal pool that you’ve included in your beach scene. I was on a hike this weekend along the coast, and came across a tidal pool just like this. I’d like to answer your question about how many places I have gone to that gave me inspiration. Good question! Although I have traveled all over the world, my books have mostly been inspired by my own city of Halifax, or nearby coastal communities, or, more recently, a neighborhood historic cemetery. So, I am mostly inspired by home.