A Course To SS Galaxy

I keep saying this, but it’s something I like saying, I’m a girl of the sea. (I know, what am I doing in Idaho!) Anyway, my human’s dad used to let her hold his boats on compass course while he plotted our next waypoint on the charts. I suppose this is where my fascination with maps came from. So, here’s why I mention this, I’m plotting a course to SS Galaxy on the southern seas.

Plotting a course from
Marblehead to SS Galaxy
(click map for full view)

Today I took a dry run on this course. I tp’d into Marblehead, rezzed my speedboat Seabiscuit, then wended my way along the winding path across 18 sims to SS Galaxy.

I made the trip at an average speed of ~7knots and it took about a half hour. Yay! Don’t scoff, an outing like this can be a demanding experience.

Why did I go so slow?

The Biscuit can fly across sims in seconds when the turbos are on max; it can push past 85knots even.

But, again and again I’m discovering that the SL seas can be very unpredictable at any speed, and predictably disastrous at high speeds. Sim crossings are bad when just walking but when it seems the additional load of boats, cars and airplanes creates extra challenges.

So, if you wish to experience the joys of boating, you have to adapt your behavior.
Yordie skippering Seabiscuit out of Marblehead
Seabiscuit approaches the massive SS Galaxy
I’m planning to try the course again soon at a time of day with higher traffic, then again during a weekend day. I’d like to take one or two passengers on the next trip, and ideally a full load (me and five passengers) on the next. So if you are reading this and you’d like to join me, let me know and I’ll arrange a trip. I plan to use voice though, so you need to at least be able to hear voice.
The reason for all these test runs is secret. /me blushes with a serious look.
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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 A Course To SS Galaxy

  1. Looks like fun …… Hope to join you Yordie !!

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  2. Yordie Sands says:

    Yeah Chad. I'm trying to be sure the whole thing is doable.

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