Sometimes sailing trips can be full of surprises. Anyone needing a ride…?
New England is among the oldest parts of United Sailing Sims area. There are a lot of to see still, even if it’s not as big as during its Renaissance, when Nantucket was the center, surrounded by lively homesteads and full sims. One of the highlights of the area has always been the long island, which consists of two sims, Point of Pines and Lands End, currently. Its actually Sudane Erato’s home, who owns and manages the area.
Personnally I have so many memories related to this area, because my fourth home in Second Life was located there, in Watch Hill region (which doesn’t exist anymore), and during that time I had a special scripting project going on with Sudane. That all happened in the latter half of 2009, when Second Life land rush had been declining for some time and many estates were having their death struggle. Fortunately SL New England was among the survivers.
New England waters are a good destination, because there are beautiful nature and houses and landscaping is very consistent in general. If you love the style, how about renting a small piece of land there? :)
It’s really refreshing to see, that there are places in Second Life, that grow, when so many other places shrink or vanish permanently. Second Norway is a great example of this. It’s not a long time ago, when it was merged to United Sailing Sims area near the Blake Sea. Now there are several new sims, that have some open waters available for sailing and several islands for living. Vik region has even its own race line, which can be used for sailing races. I would even say, that those new sims are the best part of Second Norway so far.
Rez your boat and head to Second Norway! Så, hva venter du på?! :)
Linden Department of Public Works is a program in Linden Labs focused on improvements related to the experience of living on or visiting the Linden mainland. It coordinated creation of Bay City, Nautilus, highways, railroad (in Heterocera Atoll), Blake Sea, Zindra and The Coastal Waterway, which is stillan ongoing project. The actual work is done by Residents and Moles, who are not Linden employees but kind of freelancers, that create content to LL and are paid an hourly rate. Linden lab has recognized their talents and invited them to help on improving mainland. The LDPW program is open to all residents and if you feel talented, you can send LL an application. Currently the program is managed by Michael Linden.
For some time Rodel island has been known as the westernmost lonely island in the strait accessible from Blake Sea. However, moles have done their silent work in the background, that has resulted an enhanced waterway at the western shore of Satori continent. There are several new sailable regions added to the northwest shore and new islands created in Tweehdeck, Orlop, Wardroom, Ballast, Scar, Hathor and Innini.
We decided to try the new route from Rodel (slurl) to Innini (slurl) by sailboat. The waterway from Rodel to Orlop was very good and the sailing conditions felt normal too despite of the weekend. Orlop is a mountaneous island with waterfalls and and a cable bridge. It doesn’t have a rez zone.
Wardroom is the next island south from Orlop and has hilly terrain. In the island there is a house, a broken pier (with rez zone), an old boat, some chairs and other detail. The next island to south is Ballast, where you can relax in a hammock between palm trees. For divers there is some nice detail below the sea surface.
The waterway continues to south but channel passing Atira is very narrow. Fortunately after Chloris there is more water to sail again. The last new islands in the sequence were Hathor and Innini, which was my favorite, because of its pier (with a rez zone), hammock and couple of swimming rings, you could use with your friend.
Recently I chatted with one of the Moles about their plans but unfortunately he couldn’t reveal much about them. Who knows, if we can sail around Satori continent in the future but the new waterway is a really nice place for the sailors and the residents of the continent, especially when sailing conditions are good. Great work moles!