Hello again my dearest dears. Some time ago, I happened to stumble across a pretty public harbor in OURANOS on Sansara´s east coast. Just on a whim, I put some ocean ambient sound on my computer , unpacked the simple little freebie sailboat I had been carting around for ages, poured myself a big glass of spicey Spanish wine, and set sail. It was lovely! It was fun! It was completely relaxing! I thought, I could really get into this. Ever since then, in between blogging and scripting and the mad hunt for freebies, I have been trying to get a handle on sailing in Second Life.
There is a staggering amount of interest in metaverse sailing. There are websites, blogs, yacht clubs, harbors, groups, sailing communities , maritime sims, nautical sims, racing, regattas, rules of conduct, hundreds of navigational items, flags, the smallest boats have incredibly realistic, complex navigational controls, ban line huds, wind “setters” you can use when you find SL winds too difficult to navigate. Yes my dears, there is wind in Second Life.( Here´s the link, look it up, please. SECONDSAILING.ORG WIND WIKI You should never take a strangers word on something this fundamentally wierd.) Nearly everything was geared at serious sailing aficionados who belong to private clubs. But I don´t want to do anything big or serious. I just want to get in a pretty little boat I can easily control with a glass of wine in my virtual and real world hand, and sail around looking at neat stuff. And I want gaggles of different sailing locations to choose from. Oh, and I want it all for free. I’ve sifted and sifted, and here are the results.
Now my dearest dears, my post is finally finished, and I will leave you again. I hope you find it helpful, I had a marvelous time writing it. Thank you, all of you( there are so many of you now!Oh frajuous day!) for joining me ! See you soon!