Tales Of The Blake Sea, Introduction

The Blake Sea looks calm and the sailing is good, but it can be a violent sea and waters you must learn to navigate. I don’t know how many sims there are yet, but there must be hundreds when you measure all the coastal and island waters around the open sea. It seems that every crossing is a different sim server, so bizarre things happen at crossings.

I’ve been out on the Blake Sea in different sailboats several times in the past few weeks. Each time I’ve struggled with the quirkiness of my boats and Second Life sailing. I could ramble on and on about my learning experience. And I could ramble on and on about those bizarre happenings at the crossings. But the thing is, no matter the perils on that sea, I’ve found the adventure to lead to places of discovery and wonder. Here are a few random photos that set the stage for my adventures.

The sea is vast and beautiful and that’s me sailing the Baby. At first I thought the problems I was having sailing were related to my boat, so I tried different boats but I discovered the pecuilar things that were happening were most often the sims themselves.
In one of my early voyages, I tried a different boat. I saw a large city in the distance and was compelled to sail to it. What is the city? I don’t know, I never landed, but some day I will.
As you sail these seas you will discover many elaborate ports and it’s clear that the people who live by the sea have their roots in the sea.
And there are wonders! What is this place? What goes on here? Who are these people? I don’t know yet, but I want to.
Then out of nowhere you discover a deserted island, standing tall on the ocean and apparently a place where pirates use as a lookout point.

I have seem many things out there on that sea. My curiosity and wanderlust is running wild. The sheer vastness of the sea and the lands that touch it demand further exploration. I’ve decided I need a bigger boat and Marlena has told me of some new boats that can hold a party of six. I wonder how such a ship and it’s guests would hold up though in the perils of The Blake Sea.

(More to come…)

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About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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2 Responses to Tales Of The Blake Sea, Introduction

  1. Dahlia Sweet says:

    Hi Yordie–great to know you're still exploring. I'm still reading your blog and continue to love it! I think I know where you are in each of these shots. I can't remember all the names, so I'll have to look in my photo archives or on the SL map, but from what I'm thinking, yours are (from top-to-bottom): 1. Not sure yet on top one > 2. is on west coast of Jeogeot continent…has helicopter retail shop along the urban coastline at the base of the sky scrapers. I'll find the sim name later! > 3. Is NW of your #4 shot. This shot is in southern Nautilus continent near a Leeward Cruise Club marina and your boat is at the opening of a marina for a small condo rental tower. Name to come! > 4. Along the northwest coast of Nautilus City, this is the entrance to the marina. A ship is being built in dry dock and once on land there is a marketplace building where you can pick up Linden freebies of pots containing a variety of building materials suited to this historical period such as floor and wall textures. > 5. Spyglass Island is the northwestern-most Blake Sea / Island Community sim before crossing into Nautilus sea territory. I spent some time on this island looking for a certain wild animal and discovered something MORE! Results were published in my book covering my Great Balloon Adventure ~ Blake Sea & Island Communities which you can access through my profile page inworld or by searching for my books on http://www.issuu.com/dahliasweet. Come to think of it, the names of all the other sims I could probably find in my books as well. I'll report back later with what I find! In the meantime, keep traveling on your inspiring journey Yordie!

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  2. Yordie Sands says:

    Wow, Dahlia!You sure know your Blake Sea! I am just fascinated at how highly evolved that huge region is. I checked in at your blog and LOVE the ebook (I'm writing about it today). I'll be discovering that region mostly by boat, but it's so wonderful to have a guide to go by. Great work, girlfriend.Hugs, Yordie

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