I plan to travel this coastal road for some time now . From my first trip, at least 2 years past, I remember some marvellous buildings and a very interesting scenic route along the whole coast of this relatively young continent.
(Orca Flotta presents another way to travel around the continent on her blog: http://orcasl.blogspot.com/2011/07/lcc-cruise-almost-around-gaeta-v-120711.html)
The route is documented on http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Gaeta_V_Network. So this is ‘official’: “Gaeta is a small ‘peanut’ 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”. There are not many points of interest along the route build by the moles listed because there is not much need – as we will see 😉
This is a rather long trip and will take some stages, so I beg you to follow this blog series patiently 😉
I started with a visit to Kimiko Dovers Mainshop (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Feoktistov/20/89/21), where I found just the perfect vehicle for the heavy driverless traffic on the road 😉
This Steam Roller is almost as weighty and slow as possible. And with slow, I mean really, really slow: in 5th and highest gear it rolls in just little more than walking speed 😉 You can drive it forwards or backwards, it is nicely animated and, like most of her vehicles, you don’t have to press a key to keep moving. The perfect vehicle to take pictures en route. See the description on Kimiko Dovers blog http://kimikodover.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-have-finished-steam-roller.html and the demonstration video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARxjne4ZNH4&feature=youtu.be (Only drawback : the Roller is not modifiable and as it is made by a small japanese girl, the steering is not perfectly positioned for my 1.97cm – but I’m used to that handicap 😉 )
On Kimiko Dovers pier I rezzed my boat to start the trip. There is some unfinished roadwork to the east by Mighty Mole, so I started the other way. Perhaps on the end of the trip I will find a new Mole creation here 😉
Several parts of the route are designed as waterways but most of the time there are rezz Zones and free boat vendors positioned where the road ends, to allow an easy switch of transportation method 😉
The route swings around the beautiful Libestus Pier made by Silent Mole. There is a Rezz Zone positioned around the head of the pier (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Libestus/198/53/26) to allow the Sailors and Boaters to start their trip around the continent.
I stayed in my Talakin Boat on direction SW to the start of the road.
The first example of this handy arrangement of Rezz Zone with free boat vendor I encountered here in Angkasawan (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angkasawan/94/220/23). The Sailboat Vendor and the road further on are made by Abnor Mole.
So I left the boat already and rezzed the Steam Roller for the first time 😉
On the beachside of the rezz Zone, one of the most beautiful and athmospheric Beachbars I know: the Seaside Cafe Rocket’s owned and made by Est400 Beck.
You can take your time preparing for the road here (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Angkasawan/73/218/22). It seems to offer a nice meeting point and place to wait on travel company 😉
Just in the next region, in Arcobluster, again on the beachside of the road, “The Tiny Bayou – Cajun Fest & Blues Living on the Bayou” – “Tinies Tiny Community Living in the Louisiana Swamp Rentals 7Seas Blake Sea Access Riverboat Airstrip Club Hangout Live Music Road Access Tiny Themed Living Gators Southern Bluegrass Creole music zydeco swamp blues swamp pop Cajun Fishing Voodoo Flying”
This is an absolutely amazing creation, build by sweecahcahche Ah. See some of her work on http://www.koinup.com/Sweecah/. While I passed, she was still (or again?) at work. I for sure will go back there on the end of the trip to take some pictures more 😉
In Tamayo, the next region, there are some nice, flat Parcels for rent, nicely positioned on the road and on the beach. But completly bare, not very inviting to any occasional tenant …
Along the road, I found several small rezz Zones positioned directly on the sim borders. This sequence starts here in Tamayo – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tamayo/137/6/28
In Teegarden, the next region, this beautiful arrangement behind the “BELLE ROSE stage” owned by Satonao Jewell. I couldn’t resist to capture that again 😉 (If you know my books, you know the scene …)
Read about Satonao Jewell’s work and her ” !!..BELLE ROSE..!! Musical Instruments Shop” on http://bellerose2009.slmame.com/.
It’s an amazing shop, a lot of realistic music Instruments on sale, some very highly animated and all very carefully crafted.
In front of here shop, another rezz Zone – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Teegarden/6/153/24 .
And on the next border to Junapel already another one – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Junapel/253/108/25 .
Now this fantastic building dominates the view on the landside of the road. It is the “Basilica of saint toshu on the kyapa hill”, owned by kyapa Jorisch and created by Vilma Yoshikawa. See her own documentation of her work on http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilma_yoshikawa/sets/
I only had a short look on the inside. It looked like they were preparing for a grand ceremony, it really seems to offer the perfect premises for the grandest 😉
A rezz Zone again on the border to Puccetta – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Puccetta/158/65/29 . And in this region, on the start of the inland cross route called Route 7A, I will now suspend the trip for the first time.
The next rezz Zone lies around the corner, on the Route 7A on the border to Peeley http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Puccetta/162/8/32. Here I will resume my circumnavigation of Gaeta V – another day soon 😉
be nice and have fun …