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.