Saturday, July 31, 2010


After my tramping through the wild mountains, I've found the road again.

Friday, July 30, 2010


A charming sheltered valley in the middle of the Volcano Island sims.

Thursday, July 29, 2010


I forgot to mention that I picked up these fun bagpipes in Alua!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010


Standing on the summit of Mount G'al, the heart of the Volcano Island Sims.
I descended to the Mahulu Infohub to recuperate for a while.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Sometimes exploring Second Life is like visiting the Marie Celeste ...

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


If I had to hazard a guess, I'd say that Maui isn't one of the original Volcano Island Sims, despite the Hawaiian name. There is a clear geological difference between sandy-shored Maui and the black volcanic earth adjacent.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010


It's a little hard to see in the dark, but I found a nice Spongebob Squarepants pineapple house in Milu.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Manua (I wonder how it's pronounced?) is home to the opulent Grayson's Art Gallery.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Sitting and watching the traffic go past. An odd procession of vehicles if you wait long enough.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The Volcano Island sims have Linden roads built on them, making travel much easier.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Swimming north across the channel, I set foot on Akea, the first of the Volcano Island sims. These are distinguished by their black volcanic soil.
Void Snoodle had recommended that I pay a visit to the giant piano in Akea, and it certainly is grand.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Here I am talking to Void Snoodle on the charming "Island in the L-Shaped Lake" in Harvey.
He lives here and helps travelers who visit the island.
I really recommend a visit: as well as a handsome lighthouse, there are kiosks where you can get a free sailboat and scuba gear.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I'm still shaking from a near-miss in Shipley, where I narrowly avoided falling into this vertiginous pit. I fear that it would have been most difficult to escape for someone who cannot fly.

Friday, July 9, 2010


East of Clyde is Hawthorne, home of the giant snail equivalent of Ascot Racecourse.
I met RacerX Gullwing, founder of the snail races which have been running for six years now, making them a venerable institution in Second Life.
Hawthorne was the 12th sim in the world and in early maps was part of the "Outlands".

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Making my way south from Eldridge, I climbed into the mountains of Clyde, where I discovered a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Although Eldridge is completely water, someone has managed to put a Japanese temple here by anchoring it to a prim in the adjoining sim.

Monday, July 5, 2010


South again through Beirne and then East: my exploration of the L-Shaped Lake continues.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Relaxing after the swim from Beirne to Balkanski in the North.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


There's nothing but a tiny little island here in Beirne ... and a body of water known as the L-Shaped Lake.

Thursday, July 1, 2010


There are a number of great sights in Natoma, but I'm linking to this statue on Philip's Hill: "The Man" Statue created by oldjohn Linden. The oldest object in Second Life.
While you're here you should check out the Ivory Tower Library of Primitives.