Wednesday, June 30, 2010


The Bay of Space Pigs. Previously known as the Sea of Omidyar?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Divivity Bake Shop ... if you ever feel the need to feed your avatar.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Discovered some giant mushrooms in this psychedelic garden. Chose not to eat them.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

One Hundred and Twenty Sims Visited

Da Boom was number 120. I've coloured San Franciscan sims purple, vehicle sims orange, and sandbox sims grey.

Cyan: Bay City
White: Nova Albion
Magenta: Shermerville
Green: Unclassified Mainland
Yellow: Color Sims
Red: Micronesia

Da Boom

Da Boom was the first sim. The very first. It was named after De Boom Street in San Francisco. Sadly, for such a historic sim, it's also quite cluttered and ugly. I did find a great geographic museum which showed the growth of Second Life over time through a series of maps.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Tehama is the southern edge of Luskwood. The sim is crossed with Linden pathways between parcels. There's an Abranimations store here, quite large, but there's no way in from the ground! I also found this statue made by Ryan Linden.


Home of the Amazon Nations. In the spirit of explorers of old, I wandered through their temple and invaded their sacred places wantonly.


Clara seems to be the eastern edge of Luskwood. It's a rather bland sim, although this mining operation is a cute build.


Whenever I see a mountain I just have to climb it. The nicely-landscaped peak in Varney is 129m high. I won't give you a landmark for the summit, you'll have to climb it yourself! While you're here, check out The Vorago, a free-for-all combat area. This is the first combat area I've noticed. There's some nice art in Tradewinds in the sim southwest as well.
Varney is another San Franciscan sim, named for Varney Place.

De Haro

De Haro seems to be a public camping area - you can even purchase tents and huts from a Linden-owned supply store! De Haro it turns out, is one of the oldest sims in Second Life, opening on 13 May 2003!
The earliest sims were named after streets in San Francisco close to Linden Labs!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Mesede is the last of the Micronesian sims! I found a nice old building here, which reminded me of some kind of Edwardian boarding school from the outside, but turned out to be a large residence open to the public.
Mesede is a god of archery.


I swam ashore at a small palm-shaded beach in Tilitr sim. Taking a moment to catch my breath I climbed the hill, reaching the summit to discover a butterfly-filled glade. Beautiful!
Tilitr is a Tahitian god of song.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I think this is the first business that I've linked to: Caro's Barstuff. They have a huge range of fascinating things so I enjoyed exploring the store even though I have no need for any of it.
Solang is a god of carpenters.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


This Irish castle is nice, but while I was here I added something else to my list of Second Life cliches: 7 Seas vendors. That's on top of lighthouses, amphitheatres, abandoned vehicles, tiki builds, japanese builds and ugly terraforming.
Miru is a god of the underworld.

Monday, June 21, 2010

One Hundred and Ten Sims Visited

Vaoetere was the 110th.

Cyan: Bay City
White: Nova Albion
Magenta: Shermerville
Green: Unclassified Mainland
Yellow: Color Sims
Red: Micronesia

Sunday, June 20, 2010


It's funny how you retain the capacity to be surprised by the quirky things you find in Second Life.
Vaoetere is a Fijian term for evil spirits, I think.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I think this Gloomy Lunatic Asylum is an extension of the zombie-filled gallery I just left. Marunogere is the god that created women and buildings.

Friday, June 18, 2010


Climb this forbidding-looking fenced pathway and you find yourself in a rather charming gallery of classical art - filled with ravenous zombies!
Paikea is the god of sea monsters.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I found where the highway restarts in Nakaa. Or where another branch of it peters out ...
Nakaa is the Gilbertese god who guards tree life and fish traps.

Monday, June 14, 2010


It's moments like this that make exploring so great. I made the arduous climb to the top of "Concious Volcano" and discovered a little duck swimming around in the water-filled crater.
Quat is a creator/trickster god.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


What the ... ? The road just runs out!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Camped at this delightful spot at the base of the hill where the Midnight Mountain Stupa can be found. If you want to see the stupa, come here and climb the hill for yourself!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010


A nice cathedral on an island in the centre of this sim.

Friday, June 4, 2010


This is where the Micronesian road system does a hairpin turn back to the west.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

One Hundred Sims Visited

Sido was the one hundredth. Here's a key to my new coloured maps:
Cyan: Bay City
White: Nova Albion
Magenta: Shermerville
Green: Unclassified Mainland
Yellow: Color Sims
Red: Micronesia