New book – Simple’s Meditations: Along Route 7 around Gaeta V

Volume 8 in the series collects the most beautiful and remarkable pictures from Traveling Albatros’ cirumnavigation of Gaeta V along Route 7 as described in this post.

The Route follows mostly the coastline and is even sometimes continued as waterway or canal.

It is a very rewarding trip. I recommend to take your time, some of the creations of the residents you will pass en route are worth a second look ūüėČ

As with all the other books in the series, the 28 stylish pictures are accompanied by some deep wise words ūüėČ

You will find this book for sale only in Second Life at the souvenir kiosk in the Zoo of All Things @ Lythria (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lythria/55/181/51) and¬†at several places in Simple’s Mountain Retreat @ Plebeja (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plebeja/217/187/223) ūüėČ

All sales as always¬†in favor of¬†Simple’s Zoo of All Things @ Lythria.

be nice and have fun …

Along Route 7 all around Gaeta V

Now at last the whole circumnavigation in the correct sequence.

You find the Route¬†documented on¬†http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Gaeta_V_Network: “Gaeta is a small ‚Äėpeanut‚Äô shaped continent to the east of Corsica and contains Route 7, a scenic road touring its coast, with two inland cross routes 7A and 7B completing the network‚ÄĚ. I will travel another time these inland branches, the circumnavigation followed the coastal Route 7.

from Feoktistov to Puccetta

from Puccetta to Rebin

from Rebin to Einer

from Einer to Eddison

from Starborn to Goldbach

from Goldbach to Japarid

from Japarid to Swanbridge

from Swanbridge to Riun Rol

from Riun Rol to Putnam

from Putnam to Feoktistov

Expect soon for sale in the Zoo of All Things @ Lythria another one of Simple’s Meditation Books collecting the very best of the pictures taken along the route ūüėČ

be nice and have fun …

Around Gaeta V (along Route 7) from Putnam to Feoktistov

The final leg of my trip around this subcontinent! I retook the circumnavigation at the linden road junction under construction at Putnam, where I stopped last time.

The nearest rezz zone is located ¬†just after the border in Fourman at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fourman/160/254/40). I recommend to drive slowly, the road is really narrow around the junction ūüėȬ†This part of route 7¬†is made by Mighty Mole.

A major accident happened obviously at “VARRIALE DESIGNS ¬†in Putnam –¬†Live your Dream in Second Life. ¬†Homes, prefabs, villas, mansions, lodge, cabin, cottage, beach, tropical, bungalow” owned and created by Skyeryder Varriale, set to the Varriale Holdings group. Perhaps answering to the ugly sight on the parcel on the other side of the road. The land is without description, and restricted to age verified residents. It is set to the White River Enterprises group, claimed in May 2011 and presents an ugly, unfinished, too huge and even partially untextured construction. Really no place to live your dream next to …

The road passes more abandoned land in the next region Motru. There was no rezz zone on the border.

Also abandoned some dogs owned by Darrk Iceghost¬†on the parcel “::SCREAM:: MAINSTORE & FISHING LOCATION –¬†clothes, 7 seas fishing, tutus, boomers, neko, baggies, rave, lucky chairs” owned by the ::SCREAM:: cUStOmEr FaNS group. Read more about these Amaretto breedables on http://www.amarettobreedables.com/.

The Road runs directly to the NW corner of the region, where it leads a very short stretch through Banyaga. The whole part of the route there at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Banyaga/253/247/30) is set as rezz zone. This is not continued to the next region, Troelstra.

There, the road runs through the Bloom Estates owned by David Bloom and set to the Bloom Estates group. On both side of the road were a lot of parcels for rent with some very beautiful buildings. Read more about this place on http://bloom-estates.com/

This is a “*Funky*Junk* Ariel” house by Ulaa Coronet.

On another parcel a “Thistle Rendezvous Cottage LE B.Unique (cm)” by¬†Liz Gealach. Read more about all things thistle on¬†http://lizgealach.com/.

This is a “Bahia Tiki- Panama House” by Aral Levitt. Read more about her stuff on¬†http://blog.bahiatiki.com/

There is a small rezz zone on the next region border at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Troelstra/7/102/26), not continued into the next region Elbert.

In Elbert I passed the Shamrock Estates, set to the Shamrock Quality Rentals group, with some large public areas. From the group description: “Welcome to Shamrock Estates Elbert & ShamRock Island. “Shamrock the symbol of good luck”. This is what we wish you in our new homes. * We provide good quality housing and an excellent customer service * Our aim to Provide Quality housing and customer satisfaction –¬†Property in Elbert & ShamRock Island presently available and under development – Dabs Shamrock,¬†Shamrock Estates Owner/Landlady”.¬†The group was founded by Dabs Shamrock. Read more about these estates on¬†http://daby.uk.com/shamrock.htm.

On the road, this beautiful “Windmill v11” by Marian Lean, owned by Dabs Shamrock.

A rezz zone is located on the next region border at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elbert/8/154/23).

Most of the land in Eyharts belongs to the Second Life TV STAFF ONLY group. This impressive glass building sits on the parcel¬†“** ¬†SLTV Cube ¬†** –¬†[Second Life TV Cube]: Eyharts (200, 206, 30), [GaetaV],¬†http://secondlifetv.jp/player/player.htm (śĒĺťÄĀśôā URL),¬†http://secondlifetv.jp/player/player.htm (śäēÁ®ŅśôāURL)” owned by Tamu Anton.

The building seems to be created by Hsr Voom.

Still in Eyharts, I found on the parcel “EYHARTS STATION” owned by the Shamrock Quality Rentals group, the beautiful “Beeston Station”¬†created by Followmeimthe Piedpiper and owned by Dabs Shamrock. The engine is a “Thomas the Tank Engine” by Pine Martinek also owned by Dabs Shamrock. Too bad, there is no railroad connected …

Another short rezz zone on the next region border at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eyharts/7/157/24). Not continued into the next region Fenomess again.

On one side of the road there was an interesting mall area, set to the¬†blue palm studio group – “WELCOME to Blue Palm Entreprise: Shops (free, tattoos & shapes and more), Clubs, Studio (Photography), Garden appartements, Shoutcast server, Garden boutique. For more information contact Louna Or City”. There were some stalls available. The buildings had different creators, most were owned by Louna Preis and City Dawg.

Entrance and view to the parcel on the other side of the road was blocked by a huge screen without gate …

The road ended then in another construction site by Mighty Mole in Feoktistov. There is a rezz zone on the water¬†at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feoktistov/159/111/20), without free sailboat vendor this time. You have to rezz your own vehicle to continue the route. The building elements of the bridge are set to phantom, so you can sail through them. Take care, there are some banlines along the waterway …

After a very short stretch on the waterway I was back at Kimiko Dovers place: “Vehicle (no need to Rez) Jeep, Bike, Helicopter, Balloon, Plane, Boat –¬†Vehicles: Attach (Wear) only type and another Rez type ;), no need to keep on pressing keys to go straight, multi speed.¬†Jeep, Willys, Scooter, Bike, Horse, Hot air Balloon, Helicopter, Heli, Hangglider, AirPlane, Kayak, Schooner, Sloop, Yacht, Tug boat”.

Here I started the trip with this post. It was a long travel, through some very different and interesting scenes. The route passes a lot of mostly residential areas with some very nice creations and landscapes along the way.

I hope you liked these short reports from Gaeta V as I loved creating them ūüėČ It is just a small view on this subcontinent, as it presented itself ca Dec – Jan 2011 / 12, but I believe, I listed many good locations to start a short tour and I’m sure, you find the right spot to start and explore it yourself ūüėČ

Me, I’m confident I will repeat this roundtrip sometime. I’m curious to see how the land will develop and evolve.

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As always, be nice and have fun on your travels sl or rl …

Around Gaeta V (along Route 7) from Riun Rol to Putnam

For the 9th step on my trip around this subcontinent, I retook the circumnavigation at the linden water region Riun Rol, where I stopped last time. The whole stretch of the waterway through this sim is set as rezz zone: (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riun%20Rol/41/28/21).

I reboarded my Talakin Small Boat and continued on the waterway, direction NW to Skonber. This again is an undecorated Linden ocean region. The waterway to route 7 crosses the sim some distance from the shore and is not marked until the border to Lenimov. There is no rezz zone there.

At (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Skonber/4/124/11)¬†starts a short underwater tunnel made of “Roadway – Tunnel (Low Option)” by Mighty Mole. It runs to (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sheershank/64/134/12), through 2 regions only.¬†I decided to stay in my boat. I like to see what I pass en route ūüėČ

In Lenimov, on the parcel “MASHUGANA MILLS @ ANGEL ISLAND –¬†Under Construction: Fine Furniture & Decor, Rug Imporium, Art Gallery,¬†Candle Chandler Company, Rare Book Dealer & Reading Room, Wine Connoisseur, Coffee & Tea Importer, Angel Island Oasis, Angels Seaside Studio, Tower Of The Angels, Virtual World Blogger” set to the¬†Alotta Fagina Filataponic group, waited this building by Angel Kingmaker to be finished. Read more about her second life on¬†http://virtualworldblogger.blogspot.com/. There is again no rezz zone on the border to the next region, Sheershank.

Also set to the Alotta Fagina Filataponic¬†group is in¬†Sheershank the parcel¬†“D’s Nutz Beach Bar & Shops in the Sand –¬†Nice Beachside hangout with good dj and good music. lights for the midnight setting. All is welcome, Huge dancefloor and fun people to be around. Nice bar, stage for live events with wet t-shirt contest. Stripper poles (girls included). Beach party !!”.

Just opposite, a “SL Coast Guard outpost w/helipad above” owned and created by Cate Foulsbane. Some information panels and freebies are presented to help the secondlife sailor. The outpost seems to host a chapter of the Leeward Cruising Club too: “Our charter: to explore & sail the SL waters with friends and to enjoy ourselves and our boats. Our much respected and admired founders: TORY MICHELINE and MANUL ROTARU –¬†Our Motto: NO ONE LEFT AT THE DOCK!”

Again no rezz zone and no markers on the border to the next region, Malitz. First I passed some abanoned land there, then the canal gets really narrow, with buildings close to the border of the waterway. Take care, some owners there can’t live without banlines ūüė¶

Because of the banlines of the neighbors, I crashed while admiring this clever building on Jaron DeVinna’s parcel “Ocean Winds”. It is a “Zuma” House by Oct Oyen, owned by Zak Rhiano.

The waterway then runs through this wonderful Palm beach “Tropical Beach – Sunset View – Protected Water x2 –¬†This parcel is awesome! Protected water sim to the West, along with an unobstructed view of the sunset, and a riverway to the South, also protected, great for boating, etc. The parcel to the East will be for sale upon request. ¬†Cam under to see terrain!!!”, this and the neighboring “Dwell Cove – Kel is Swell…This place rocks!” is set to the¬†Dwell Designs group, some parcels seem to be claimed since nov. 2009.

Again no rezz zone on the border to Wissendon. This again is a Linden owned sea region, so you can just head to the start of the road on the sandbank in the SW.

The only decoration I passed in Wissendon was this “Rotten Dock” by Crazy Mole. There is no rezz zone in this region. On the sandbank in¬†Lucasian at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lucasian/180/249/23), the road starts again – still no rezz zone. The first parts are made of “SL – Route 7” by Mighty Mole. On a “Modern Cement Bridge” also by Mighty Mole, the road crosses a small waterarm, then turns away from the shore. Because there was still no rezz zone available, I continued my travel on horseback ūüėČ

First the road runs through parcels owned by Ponsonby Low: “P Low Low P Studio Oceanfront, 11248 w of Route 7 in Lucasian –¬†P.Low Low P. Studio – low prim, low price homes, furniture, trees, plants, flowers, mannequins & more. Freebies scattered around – explore! ¬†Grab a free yacht on the beach and sail on out!”. Some of them are claimed in 2008. A lot of very old school stuff was sold there, but¬†to my ignorant taste, nothing especially remarkable besides these nice mannequins. There were some different models more on display. The store itself is rather heartless decorated …

Again no rezz zone on the border to Cliffoed. The road runs to the south and rises smoothly – but this is more or less the only positive thing to say about this part of the route. A lot of abandoned land, unfinished buildings and a lot of parcels completely bare on the ground – even a store named “Devine Equine / Roses&Rust Designs / Racing Stable –¬†Furniture, plants, stables, flower arrangements, Amaretto, Horse, Champion, Stables, Sculpt Plants, Furniture, Meeroos, Horses, Riding Wear, Landscaping, Buddah, Textures, Garden, Jodphurs, Orchid, Rose”.¬†So nothing to report from Cliffoed, Jallis, Glaisher and Demorgan ūüė¶

And still no rezz zone along the road …

Passing Demorgan, I remarked on the minimap a lot of traffic in the neighboring region, Shiroman. There was located the busy “Sandbox Shiromani –¬†Sandbox For The Public! Build, Script or Hangout in our new game room!” owned by the Sandbox Shiromani group. The Sandbox has no gate to the road …

Take care and slow down, when you meet this sign on the road in Demorgan.

The road junction, where the inland road 7B starts, was still heavy under construction. After the short stretch through the NE corner of Fourman, one lane of the road was blocked for the whole distance of the junction and the road got very very narrow.

Some of the objects belong to Mighty Mole, some to Michael Linden. I hope one of them will return to his work soon, in the present condition, it’s a very difficult passage.¬†At last, there is a very small rezz zone just after the border to the next sim Fourman on route 7B at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fourman/160/254/40).

From there, I will continue and finish the circumnavigation next time.¬†This was for sure not a very interesting part of the route 7. I hope, the 10th and last step will lead us through some recommendable regions and parcels again ūüėČ

Until the next step then,

be nice and have fun …

Around Gaeta V (along Route 7) from Swanbridge to Riun Rol

For the 8th step on my circumnavigation of Gaeta V,¬†I retook the road at Swanbridge,¬†where I landed at the dock and rezz zone at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Swanbridge/165/30/22) last time. Here Route 7 is continued as the familiar¬†“Beach road” by¬†Abnor Mole.

Two marvellous statues, this one is “The Guardian Statue Red Granite –¬†Cerridwen’s Cauldron Creations” by Elicio Ember, were protecting some bare land for rent. Read more about the remarkable stuff from Cerridwen’s Cauldron on¬†http://cerridwenscauldronvirtualart.blogspot.com/.

There is no rezz zone on the border to Joxich. In this region then I passed a lot of small parcels, some with banlines up. Nothing special to see along the road, until this wide and strangely low decorated ranch came into view.

It is “Mo’s Breeding Ranch –¬†Welcome! Make yourselves at home while your tour my Breeding Stables! Designed with Low Prim and Working Permission Doors! Special Feature includes, range set with Amaretto horses! ” owned by Mirella Alessa and claimed dec 12 2011. There were some very exotic animals owned by Morandi Gabardini on display when I passed. On one side of the road were horses.

Dogs on the other side of the road ūüėČ

The rezz zone in the next region, Oxitage, at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Oxitage/244/5/26), is extended over the whole stretch of the road through the SE corner of the sim to the border to Frostar. It is not continued there .

Frostar is a Linden owned sea region with a very simple but beautiful palmbeach and some huts. Just at the “Pier Section 3 (Shack)” by Silent Mole, a small rezz zone at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frostar/166/33/21) lets you water your boat for a tour around the neighboring water regions. On the road, the next rezz zone is to find at the¬†border to Warbunton at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Frostar/165/248/26).

There were a lot of parcels owned by Boonwal Hirano set to the Beach Point group along the road there, perhaps for rent. One parcel was set to the “PALLAS GAY GYM & SAUNA (Gay Cruising, Gay Club) –¬†Chill, relax, gay sex, workout, gay twinks, GBLT, gay bath house, gay sauna, gay gym, gay newbie friendly, gay video lounge, gay club, gay clubs, gay disco, gay place, gay guys, gay spa, gay, gay bar,age verified only, gay BDSM, gay dance studio”, but it had no building on the ground. Probably they are located up in the sky, there seems to be some heavy traffic on the parcel ūüėČ

Again a long stretched rezz zone through the whole NW corner of Devon Rex at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devon%20Rex/8/216/24). Devon Rex is a Linden owned sea region with a bare beach ūüė¶ Next region is Tonkinese, but there were banlines on both side of the road through the whole region, although half of the ground was bare, on parcels without any description in the profile. I do not understand, why such people have to buy land on the road ūüė¶

Nothing noteworthy too in the next region. The usual rezz zone on the border is to find at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Toyger/103/6/24). On the landside of the road through Toyger was running the wall of an elevated landingstrip on a large parcel just claimed dec 18 2011 by Tetsuya Juliana. The parcel description wasn’t updated yet, it was still named “Abandoned Land – For Sale” ūüėȬ†On seaside of the road, some smaller parcels and residences, rather heartless decorated.

Then at the border, I arrived at a rezz zone at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Geoffroy/147/12/24), wich again stretched along the whole length of the road through this region.

On the parcel “+,.::*McCallen International N*::.,+” owned by the McCallen International group, were some nice boats docked, ready to race ūüėČ

Here in Geoffroy, the road already ends again and I had to pack the Steam Roller and water the Talakin boat on the Dock at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Geoffroy/147/113/22) to continue the trip. And the part that followed, did truly more than compensate all the mediocrity before ūüėČ

First along the waterway came the beautiful parcel “Caroline’s Rose – visitors are welcome here, boats are ok. rez on the Linden waterway. autoreturn 10 Some meshes”, set to the Downstream Property group. The whole stretch of the canal through Geoffroy is set as rezz zone, like the road was.

The “BLACKSPOT Spray Sailboat v 5.0” by Lia Woodget is docked on an island created by Georgette Sands of the Downstream Property group.

In the next region Korat, the parcel named “SEA STARR”, was owned by Lance Windlow and generous decorated to very different landscapes. It resulted a really extensive composition – but of good taste ūüėČ

From Lance Windlows profile: “I am a live SL entertainer. I do rock, country, blues, standards and originals. With my sexy dancers, special effects and sense of humor, I put on a show you will not soon forget. My manager is Adina46 Magic, who is also my beautiful wife, the woman I waited a lifetime to find. Contact her for booking information.¬†Stream:¬†http://174.132.198.195:8242,¬†Web Site:¬†www.lance-music.com,¬†You Tube:¬†www.youtube.com/lancewindlow“. The parcels in this region were all set to his Windlows Forever group.

Just on the waterway was located this “Tropic Dream Paradise Cave 25×25 M Footprim 161 Prim 2” by FelixvonKotwitz Alter.

The Windlow land was open to the public and had building enabled, only the house was restricted. Some of the parcels were already claimed in july 2009.

Again, the whole stretch of the canal through Korat at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Korat/124/87/21) is set as rezz zone with 10′ return time. But this is not continued into the next region, Oghus. This one is a Linden owned, not (yet) decorated ocean region. Route 7 runs just through the SE corner there to the next region, Qyest.

On landside in Qyest was located the beautiful beach of “Curtain @ ! MiLa ‘s Creations –¬†Flexi Scripted Prim & Sculpted Curtain, Smooth & Realistic Sliding, Highly Detailed, Window Shades, Blind, Draperie, Cortinas, gordijnen, rideaux, Vorh√§nge, Tende, Texture, Rugs, Furniture, Bangles, Hut, Free, Beach, Gift, Lucky Chair, Christmas Gift” created by Minou Laks, set to the¬†MiLa’s Creations group. There was no shop on the ground, just this beautiful shore with a marvellous view over the canal to the sea ūüėČ

The waterway then was running along the backside of a waterfall, the “DC Designs – Twin Sister Falls (S)(On-Sim)” by Denny Chrome. It was located on the parcel to “Jenny’s Beach Main House –¬†Protected Waterfront – 8192 sqm – 1875 Prims – Great Sailing Lot – Mature / Moderate No Covenant – Residential / Commercial”. This one and the other parcels here were owned by the Guevara Ltd group, the places created by Fiddlejenny Rain, the founder of the group.

The canal in front of the waterfall was open to the public to pass to¬†Riun Rol. In this Linden owned sea region again, the whole stretch of the waterway to Route 7 is again set as rezz zone. You find it at (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Riun%20Rol/79/7/21). Here I will continue the trip next time – there is still some water to cross to the next dock. But after this long leg, I believe I’m able to finish the circle in 2 portions ūüėČ

Until the next step then,

be nice and have fun …