My human has been consuming way too much of my time lately. So, when she wasn’t paying attention I slipped on the computer and made the leap across space and time to SL and my house on Martha’s Vineyard. Once I got there I didn’t really know what I wanted to do. I spent a couple minutes chatting with friends then wandered out to the dock. No, there was no sign of the mysterious griefer (I know who your are, btw).
You’d think with all the time I spend on the Blake Sea that I’d get bored by now. You’d think I would know the map like the back of my hand, but not yet. Anyway, I cranked up my speedboat and zoomed off, racing across sims from New England and all the way past Nautilus to the Blake Sea’s western end. Btw, you can follow the coastline a lot further, but I had a limited amount of time.
I must have travelled forty sims before turning around and heading home on the southeasterly route, one I’m not as familiar with. I know I say this often but it really is an immersive experience out there and so good for clearing the mind. (Note to self: remind my human to get a speedboat this summer when the lake waters are back to normal.)
Here’s a tip: For speed boating, put your Mini-Map up at the top of your screen where you can easily glance at it. Zoom it out enough to see at least two full sims. When you are on full speed you come up on other boats very fast and many of them are sailboats. Sailboats always have the right of way over powerboats, so the Mini-Map is your like radar and helps you avoid crashing into them. It’s pretty cool.
Anyway, I raced into the island sims of Hona Lee and as I’m slowing down to get my bearings I notice a blip on my Mini-Map. This blip isn’t in front of me, it’s behind me like it’s following me. So I continue on a little further and then I stop to let this thing pass me and all of a sudden there’s this giant killer helicopter over me. I thought this was really funny, then I saw it was like one of those tank killer kinds of helos with rockets hanging everywhere.
|Little did I know I was being tracked
by a giant heliocopter gunship.
So I waved at the guy then went into some evasive maneuvers to get out of his gun sights. It was a hoot. My boat was more maneuverable than that big gunship, so I was able to play around. Anyway, we both stopped and chatted for a couple mins. Then he asked if he could jump in my boat and ride with me. Isn’t that the cutest thing in the world? hehe. So I said, “Sure” and he joined me. I told him to hang on because I drive fast and he laughed.
We raced all the way to Sailors Cove where I have a boat slip. We hopped out of the boat and chatted a bit. Anyway, he’s gonna take me for a ride in the helo someday. Isn’t that cool? You just can’t plan this kinda thing. I sorry to say I was so busy piloting around the islands and chatting, I didn’t get any photos but it was a bitchin’ looking helo.