A jaunt northward

So v good friend Chestnut put up a weblog entry about her an’ Zha’s new mainland land, and I thought I’d pop over and look at it, being a big mainland fan myself.

I’d heard somewhere that it was now possible to get from the southern continent (Jeogeot, where my Hughes Rise park is) to the northern continent (Sansara, the original core of Second Life, where’s Ches an’ Zha’s new place is). So having a few minutes free in the middle of the day, I thought I’d give it a shot.

Northward: starting out

There I am, hovering over Hughes Rise on my Personal Flying Saucer, ready to set out. (The saucer was a Hunt prize at SENRIES ; I expect they probably sell them too.)

To start the jaunt, I went overland on the Rise, up to the Linden protected-land right-of-way in the northwest corner (parcel 01 on my map from the other day). Here I am on the right-of-way, passing by Sadie’s Dyke Bar.

Northward: leaving the Rise

There’s a nice long strip of Linden protected land cutting SW to NE through this part of the continent; maybe the Moles will put in an actual road!

Continuing roughly northeast along the right-of-way, here I am passing over a racetrack or… something in Bulgogi.

Northward: Bulgogi

I was in a bit of a hurry, so couldn’t stop to look at all of the interesting things (or even wait for them to finish rezzing completely).

Here’s a nicely-designed office park or something in Muk, with the moon shining over the ocean visible between its levels.

Northward: Muk

Some slightly more chaotic mainland, along the Linden right of way, with big yellow LAND FOR SALE signs, a castle, and a hot-air balloon:

Northward: Chamnamoo

There were various hot-air balloons drifting majestically about in this area, between the Rise and the northern tip of Jeogeot. I got off my saucer and floated briefly around on one. It was relaxing. Here I’m passing over some construction sites (or possibly buildings that haven’t finished rezzing!) in a vaguely urban area.

Northward: Balloon in Shatgogae

(I actually detached the saucer rather than getting off of it. One nice thing about it is that it’s actually an attachment and not a vehicle, which means it’s pretty easy to steer, and I never get knocked off by banlines. A clever idea!)

Shortly after this, back on my saucer, I happened to notice a familiar-looking parcel name go by in the parcel-name bar, and looking down I saw that I was flying over a friend’s house, where I’d been visiting just the other day! I didn’t take a picture of that because, I dunno, I guess because it’s a friend’s house :) but these coincidences are always fun. Huge as the grid is, it’s still a small world.

At the northernmost tip* of Jeogeot, I came to a nice beach area with inlets and rocks and dunes and cattails and poseballs. Here I am gazing northward, out to sea, talking with a woman who was out there sorting inventory.

Northward: Yurim

Flatteringly, she asked me for the numbers for my shape! I gave her everything but my face; that’s mine. :)

I scrolled around on the map enough to convince me that there is in fact no navigable bridge between Jeogeot and Sansara (it’s a long distance!), or at least none I was going to find that day. Time was getting very short, so I said bye to my flattering new acquaintance, and teleported directly off to Marawa.

Northward: Marawa

Ches an’ Zha’s new land is in a lovely area, lots of water, and it looks like a quality neighborhood. I look forward to memorable land-warming parties. :)

Having done some part of what I intended, I TPd home and put the flying saucer away, and relaxed in my giant chocolate donut to get back to RL. There’s no place like home!

Northward: Home again

Although yeah the Rise is not strictly speaking home; that’s Extropia. But the Rise is my mainland home, and I love it there!

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6 Responses

  1. Rise may NOT be home, but Rise is where the Kitty is!!!!! (I know he’s hiding behind the pillow in that picture)

    I confess….. it would NEVER have occurred to me to go to Zha & Chestnut’s manually. :) I’d have tp’d right there. I suspect I’m missing a good bit of the charm of SL by tp’ing everywhere. I’m going to have to learn to enjoy the trip.

  2. Yes, Kitty is sleeping under the pillow there, as usual. :)

    It’s definitely true that we get spoiled by TPing everywhere! One of the funny things about running into a friend’s house at random during the journey was that I realized that before that I had had *no idea* where it was.

    My primary mentor in the art and pleasure of overland travel is Veronica Quackenbush, a fellow dancer at Gypsy’s, constant newbie helper, rail enthusiast, and all-around wonderful person. Had some memorable expeditions with her and various other people in various of her vehicles Back In The Day! The idea of helping the practice spread in SL gives me great pleasure.

  3. An overland adventure by personal flying saucer is a unique mainland experience. I wish I was there when you dropped by!.

    You can see the start of the build there. I rezed a favorite cherry tree and Zha is building a platform of some sort where people can sit on a bench and admire the view. I see you caught us mid-texture fussing! Who knows how it will turn out? Time will tell.

    We do have some very interesting neighbors and random visitors all the time. So far it has been a great deal of fun in Marawa.

  4. LOL! Cracking trip! Did you find the continantal link? Look for the ANWR Prim Rig :)

  5. Is there really a navigable path from Jeogeot to Sansara? It’s such a long way across what looks like open ocean! I will have to continue searching… :)

  6. […] it’s right on the Linden road that goes through the corner of the sim, and (B) sometime since my last roadtrip, that road has been […]

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